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Re: [Computerbank] OT: disposing of "junk"

Hi Neale,

> Is it considered acceptable to just turf these in the domestic refuse
> collection?  If not, what is usually done?

Um, for me, not really acceptable - but then again we all have different 
standards from which we work...

Chemical toxic nasties go into water catchments / soil and you (and I) 
eventually end up drinking this / breathing this / eating food from this.

Disposal of IT equipment is going to be one big headache for the future 
- it is already causing major problems in 3rd world / developing nations 
  (with western nations shipping toxic IT waste there).

The best way to recycle old pc's and equipment is by taking them to a 
metal / plastic / monitor recycler. If you are in Melbourne - there is 
HMR - in Heidelberg on phone 9458 4888. You might try calling SIMS 
Plastics re plastic components - but more often than not they request 
that you grade the plastic first.

I am not too sure what is available in other states - MRI recycle in 
Melb and Sydney. http://www.mri.com.au

Anyone else have any ideas on this topic? What do other states do re IT 
waste? Everything in Vic gets recycled. :)  WA? QLD, SA and NSW? What 
recycling practices do you adopt?

Cheers all,

Kylie Davies

Kylie Davies
Victorian Branch Co-ordinator
Computerbank Australia Inc
Victorian State Branch
Tel: (03) 9600 9161
Email: kylied@projectx.com.au

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