What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

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What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby Brooke » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:32 am

I have a lot of old cat 5 wire, old transformers, remotes, old coaxial cable, etc. Does anyone have ideas on the best place or places to recycle this stuff?


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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby seeinred » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:51 am

Call the city that you live in and ask if they have an e-waste collection day. I know my city has one every year (usually in the spring) at the local high school.

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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby Zebra » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:20 am

Goodwill will take all of your e waste.
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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby seeinred » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:22 am

Not sure if you are anywhere near Dana Point, but this may help...
http://www.danapoint.org/index.aspx?page=564

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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby not4u13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:06 pm

I second the recommendation to use goodwill. You have to take it to a collection center store and not one of their remote collection point trucks or bins, but they will take all electronics. I have done this several times now. Very easy.
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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby Brooke » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:04 pm

Will Goodwill take old printer cables, old transformers (that I have no idea what they belonged to in the distant past), old telephone wires, too? Can I just drop off the box or will someone have to go through it while I stand there?
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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby Parrotpaul » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:12 pm

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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby not4u13 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:54 pm

Their web site details what they will take but I have dropped off old cabling and a transformer without question. They basically point you to where they want you to put the stuff and you unload it yourself. Nobody goes through it. At least not at the place I have used.
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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby seeinred » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:45 pm

Or, you can always use the drop it off in front of their door at midnight and haul ass out of there method... :D

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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby John Q. Public » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:06 pm

All of that stuff is pretty standard blue trash can material, but if you take it to Goodwill you can deduct it.

Or you can take it to a recycling center and buy some OC or crack with the proceeds.

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Re: What To Do About Old Transformers, Computers, Wire, etc

Postby barstow wiz » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:14 am

leave it by the sidewalk. tweekers will snatch it up before you know it!
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