Re: Prices for sun sparcstation IPC and Sparcstation 1
From: Kelly Harding (kellyPLEASE_at_DONTSPAMlinuxgrrls.org)
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2004 09:05:28 +0000
> Kelly Harding wrote:
>> David Kirkby wrote:
>>> David Wade wrote:
>>>> I think in Europe you would have to pay due to legislation on
>>>> disposal of
>>>> computer hardware:-(
>>> I'm not aware of any specific legislation in the UK. I can legally
>>> take a computer to the local dump, with no problems. Fridges,
>>> freezers, asbestos etc are different, but I don't believe computers
>>> are treated any differently from any other rubbish.
>> there is a European wide legislation on the disposal of Consumer
>> eletrical items and computer items that will be law in the UK from
>> August 2005 IIRC.
> Oh great, more "European legislation" crap.
Well care for the environment isn't crap, but yes it could prove an
>> Basically it makes companies responsible for what they make, they have
>> to take old kit back and dispose of it, rather than it being dumped.
> I bags first dibs on the "Sun dumpster" (what a joyous language English
> historical slang is...)
>> Hence local dumps likely won't be able to accept electrical items
>> after that date. Although I'm sure some will, especially the ones that
>> sell items on after it';s been dumped rather than crushing it.
> Its how most 2nd-user companies exist already...
I think a lot of council owned sites are run by a out-sourced company.
A lot of them just crush everything regardless. Some put stuff aside and
let people either take it or slip them a bit of cash for it. This isn't
really supposed to happen and with the legislation might well get
stamped down on a bit more. Will be a shame, got a SS20 from my local