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Recycling Moniters?


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#1 spiffiestpenguin

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:37 AM

Hey, I have a bunch of older moniters, that were left outside in the weather and rain for who knows how long, and I was just wondering, if I were to break them down and get out the glass and plastic and metals and seperated it all could I take it to a recycling center? I was just thinking about it when I took in my cans and bottles the other day, and thought, if I can recycle metal plastic and glass why not a computer moniter if its borken down?

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:23 AM

I don't think it is worth recycling them to be used again. Better off buying new ones.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:53 AM

Well, I already have a moniter that works fine, I was just wondering if these could be recycled, and maybe even make a little money off of them for recycling the glass and plastic parts. I know glass bottles and plastics can be taken into the recycling place for a cash refund (im in CA) but I wanted to know if I were to take apart the moniters, and take in all the glass and plastic if those could be recycled. I know that they have special places that recycle tv's and moniters because they are harmful to the environment, but I think they actually charge to take them.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:58 AM

Hi spiffiestpenguin.
There is really nothing worth recycling in a dead monitor. Consider yourself lucky if you can just get rid of them for free.
Monitors and other dead electronics that recycle centers collect are most often sold to various buyers who extract the materials they want from them in a refinery type melt down process. California's emission and pollution laws, being one of the strictest in the country, may make getting rid of them for free difficult but I don't know that for sure.
You may want to take a look here to see if you can find any. Some areas and communities also will offer a "one day a year, get rid of anything day" on normal trash pickups.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 10:26 AM

Check with the local branch of your DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
In my area they will take any electrical component, working or not, and will even pick them up for free.
At least they will be going to a good cause.
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:48 PM

I also think it's better just get a new one




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