PC/Monitor Disposal?

Richter X

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I cleaned out one of my closets today and came across my old busted PC monitors and some old PCs. I was just wondering how I should dispose of them? I hear you can't just toss them in the garbage, unfortunately. Instead I hear you have to actually pay money and ship the damn things somewhere. Is this true, or can I just go ahead and trash 'em?

Also, there is one thing that seems like it could still be of use to someone. Quite an antique, an IBM Personal System/2 Model 55SX. Last time I tried booting it up I got a weird error message, but it does at least turn on! What should I do with it?
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JCE3000GT

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Either sell them on ebay for something or call your local city hall and ask if there is a recycler near you.
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puzzl

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Actually, you can just toss them in the garbage. As far as I know, the recycling of monitors and stuff is up to you, sorta like recycling cans. I know I've never had problems tossing old pcs and monitors in the trash, just like anything else.

Does it help the environment? No, but I can't be bothered to take that extra step to make it so that it will. <img src=smilies/mystery.gif>
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JCE3000GT

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> Actually, you can just toss them in the garbage. As far as
> I know, the recycling of monitors and stuff is up to you,
> sorta like recycling cans. I know I've never had problems
> tossing old pcs and monitors in the trash, just like
> anything else.

WTF, that's just irresponsible. There's mercury and shit in those boards. And if you get caught it is a felony to just throw that kind of stuff away. How hard is it to just sell that junk for $5 on ebay?
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shawn

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He is right. It is a felony. Not only the mercury but the lead and about 50 other rare and deadly substances that are in the components of the older ones in much smaller levels. I have heard of places that charge up to $25 for a full computer. I myself would sell them for $1 on ebay plus shipping for the entire lot just to get out of the dump charges. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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mFC

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i trashed one of my older computers when i got my mac pro... in our town i think all you have to do is call to schedule a pickup so it can be disposed of properly.
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