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  • We're up in Traverse City.  Just last week a local tech company was participating in an e-recycling drive and they came by and picked up almost all our stuff (we filled about 1/2 of their 14ft. U-Haul) and took it to Goodwill for free.  Goodwill will take your stuff for free and you can even get receipts for deduction purposes.  The only thing the tech company would not take were the UPSs and batteries (yet I know from personal experience that Goodwill will take them) - so now we just have about 10 UPSs or so to take up there ourselves.  What kind and how much stuff do you have?
     

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    • Did you look into this already?

      http://comprenew.org/services/#community

      I use officedepot. While not free, Office Depot has a computer recycling box you buy for $15 dollars and then you just take it back to the store.  Last one I used held 4 old desktops and some various cards.

       

       

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    • We just lucked out.  There is a big e-recycling drive going on next week.  They are taking old computers, monitors, printers etc.  We've already started piling stuff up to take.  They will also have a hard drive shredder on site which makes our lives a lot easier.


       

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    • Look into CompRenew, on Ionia. If it's personal stuff, they'll take anything besides TVs for free. Even then, they occasionally have special days where they take anything from anyone, so maybe you can try getting on their mailing list to be notified.
       

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    • Call Mike at Old Village Computer recyclers. It's usually free. 586-445-1111

      He might come out to get your stuff. it doesn't hurt to call.

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    • Donald, where is this e-recycling drive being held?

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    • We're up in Traverse City.  Just last week a local tech company was participating in an e-recycling drive and they came by and picked up almost all our stuff (we filled about 1/2 of their 14ft. U-Haul) and took it to Goodwill for free.  Goodwill will take your stuff for free and you can even get receipts for deduction purposes.  The only thing the tech company would not take were the UPSs and batteries (yet I know from personal experience that Goodwill will take them) - so now we just have about 10 UPSs or so to take up there ourselves.  What kind and how much stuff do you have?
       

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    • various things...old desktops, monitors, printers, laptops....hard to say how much or if its working but there is probably 2 pickup truck beds worth...maybe more.

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    • Check with Goodwill, they have an arrangement with Dell and HP to recycle old computer equipment.  The will pretty much accept everything you have.  You will just have to get it to a store.

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    • Just as an aside, the ups batteries can be taken to a recycler and they will actually pay you money for them.  The lead is quite valuable.

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    • duser3 wrote:

      Donald, where is this e-recycling drive being held?

      John P McGovern Museum


       

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