Electronic Salvage Boneyard

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by StephenDJ, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. StephenDJ

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Does anyone have suggestions for how to properly dispose of electronic garbage? Recently we got the screwdriver and tore down an old copier, got most of the rods, pulleys, the lens, and cables, circuit boards, motors, most anything we might could use out of it. Needless to say I had toner on my hands. But now it's nothing but scrap metal and big pieces of hard plastic in the back of my pickup truck. Where can you carry such junk?
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Do you live in a city or town? Most cities have recycle and disposal points.
  3. StephenDJ

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    Nope, I live in the country and all I can see here is trees and woods. I hope my new avatar I just recently posted will answer that question:). There is a garbage collection truck that comes through here once weekly to pick up garbage bags. I guess I'll have to saw it up even further on the table saw just so I can get it into the bags!
  4. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    Don't the local council have a responsibility to assist in the disposal of electronics items for environmental reasons?

    I know things this side of the Atlantic are changing in this regard, but in many places they won't allow you to put electronic waste in with general waste so they provide "silicon-dumps" for electronic items. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess (probably into the same landfill as the general waste!)

  5. scubasteve_911

    Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    I think if in North American if we had the limited waste removal service, we would either be less likely to consume and throw out, or there would be garbage everywhere. Still undecided !
  6. StephenDJ

    Thread Starter Active Member

    May 31, 2008
    That's exactly right, Dave. It doesn't seem appropiate to put it in the regular garbage pickup. However, well, the local county/road department might have a place like a big garbage bin where I can put it, but I'll have to check it out. Thanks guys.