Reply 2660 of 2760, by cyclone3d
Slashzero wrote on 2020-02-09, 00:05:SpectriaForce wrote on 2020-02-08, 23:51:
Hmm, I would do that if it was easy, but over here the waste facility has quite a lot of personnel walking around and the containers get collected by truck once every 1-3 days.
At work, my cube is right next to the IT/SysEng/Ops guys. I’ve started inquiring about old hardware, and how they dispose of it. It turns out they will be dumping a crap ton of hardware in the coming weeks. Apparently we use a service that rolls up with a truck and loads all the old servers and hardware and disposes it as e-waste. It seems like such a waste, and makes me sad. 🙁
Did you ask if you could have any of it?
I am IT where I work and when I replace old hardware I give it to the employees if they want it. If not, I try to find other people that want it. As a last resort I send stuff to a local thrift store.
The only downside is that I have to wipe the drives but that is no big deal. If the computer still has a drive, I generally wipe it and then install a fresh copy of Windows.
Those dumb e-waste places usually charge for picking up stuff... and then they turn around and resell what they can. The rest gets sent to places that melt it all down to reclaim the metal.