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Old PC and CRT monitor

  1. Mar 16, 2008 #1
    Since building my new system, this is just sitting around, and I doubt I'll ever use them again.

    Any ideas as far as disposal? The monitor works fine, but there isn't too much on the PC worth salvaging.

    Just thow it in the garbage or what?
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  3. Mar 16, 2008 #2


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    I don't know where you live. In North America, a lot of larger cities have specific disposal/recycling centres dedicated to electronic devices.
  4. Mar 16, 2008 #3
    Take it apart and poke capacitors :D:D
  5. Mar 16, 2008 #4
    Offer it for free on craigs list, I got rid of several old things that way.
  6. Mar 16, 2008 #5
    Or FreeCycle.
  7. Mar 17, 2008 #6


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    Find a recycling center around you. CRTs contain about 8 lbs of lead, and should not be tossed into landfills.

    - Warren
  8. Mar 17, 2008 #7
    Build a linux server.
  9. Mar 17, 2008 #8
    Have it bronzed.
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