E-Recycle (Hows this for an idea)?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by doucy2, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    okay loacally im running an add

    E-Recyle

    Donate your old computers and electronics to be
    recycled in a environmentaly concise fashion.
    Call 740-703-xxxx

    lol i got my 1st call today yay

    maby you should try this in you community (you never know what it might bring)

    I any one had some stuff lmk.

    cheers
     
  2. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I used to run a shop in Columbus that got PAYED to destory data in a secure fashion.... it's a good idea. Plus it'll feed to obsession you got going.
     
  3. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes it will feed my obsession (you never know what gem will turn up)

    PM me about more info on the hard drive wiping business
     
  4. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    So are you like keeping the old stuff or are you actually destroying it? This would be a good way to create a server farm.
     
  5. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Isnt it kinda of unethical or illegal to say you are going to recycle something and you keep it?
     
  6. mbl42 macrumors 6502a

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    More or less. :rolleyes:
     
  7. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Server farm?? whats that
    umm i plal to resell in bulk lots or to get complete working Pc setups sell em for $50 locally or donate a setups to families w/o a computer
     
  8. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    read the latest post
     
  9. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    But isnt reselling still not doing what you are advertising? I mean you say you are going to recylce them but you resell the and chances are they wont get recycled, dont mean to be difficult, just curious if it is ilegal.
     
  10. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure he could phrase it a little better, but I think you're nit-picking.

    The point is, its an indea on how he can get free machines.

    Besides, ethics have no place in capitalism. :p ;)
     
  11. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

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    Oh I think it is a GENIUS idea, not against it at all, just wondering bout the legality.
     
  12. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guy
    wat sugestions would you have for better wording

    BTW thx mods for moving it
     
  13. Apple macrumors 6502

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    Pretty cool idea. I like the idea of giving to poor families. And you can make a profit on every computer or so
     
  14. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    im not looking to make huge gain on this think
    just enough to make my time worth while (even if i dont make ne thing its well spent)
    and maby i can help out some people too

    BTW how did u get the name Apple (u must have been an early member)
     
  15. SurfinSHELL23 macrumors regular

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    It's perfectly fine ethically. Recycling is simply reusing an object. That's what doucy is doing. He's preventing these items from being dumped at some landfill or going to waste. Wether he keeps them for himself or gives/sells them to someone else is kind of immaterials. I guess selling is a little unfair. But stores do this all the time. Staples 'recycles' your old cartridges. That means they take the parts to be remanufactured into new cartridges. Computer companies charge customers to recycle their old computers. They will probably take the parts and sell them.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    -Brian
     
  16. Apple macrumors 6502

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    No I joined in February of this year
     
  17. g^3 macrumors member

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    I think what doucy2 is trying to do is great. I recently tried to get my hands on some old computers (macs) from my university and couldn't because they were already scheduled to go to some giant computer recycling company use by NY state. They wouldn't even give me a computer to do some light graphic design for my Fine Arts club that would be beneficial to the uni. The school gave me nothing and told me to talk to their recyclers. After doing some light investigation I found that all this company did was wipe the drives and resell the computers. So for all its worth doucy2, wipe the drive and do what ever you please, even if that includes selling for a profit.
     
  18. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Legal and ethical in every way.
    Dictionary Def of the word recycle

    I think it is a great idea if done for the proper reasons, but do be careful. Questions?
    1: Are you going to be selective about what you recycle?
    2: and if not are you going to recycle whatever you cannot use?

    If you make the offer to recycle hardware be prepared to get a lot of "CRAP". We did this once for a church group with the thought of getting a few low end computers together for some of our less fortunates. While we did get enough parts together to cobble together a few "working" machines, we also got enough junk parts that it cost us over $100 to really recycle them. good luck to you.
     
  19. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    I think that there are already companies doing this in the CA Bay Area.
    Keep up the good work. Everyone can make a difference.
     
  20. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no not selective
    stuff not re-distributed, will be recycled in the correct ways (parted for exact medals ect.)

    thank everyone for all the support
    and comment

    maby this has convinced you to start on in your community
     
  21. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Be careful, this could easily grow far beyond what you would ever expect. I volunteer at a huge, over-stocked, under-staffed warehouse that does exactly what you describe. It's a mess...
     
  22. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    Here is what I reccomend:

    get free computers, then give the working ones away to need people, etc...

    then when you are left with the broken ones, strip them of all printed circut boards and sell the boards to your local recycling center...

    then you can recycle the mettles, and all other parts..
     
  23. doucy2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i havent gotten few much stuff yet
    i live in a small commmunity only 80,000 in the whole county soo, i dont think i'll really get a lot
     

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