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    eWaste disposal

    I see Makro have introduced eWaste bins at their Centurion and Woodmead outlets for us to get rid of old computers, printers, cellphones and the like.

    That's all nice and fine if you happen to be in the area, but a problem if you are not.

    Does anyone know of eWaste facilities anywhere else?

    Sidenote: To protect sensitive information, remember to smash your cellphone and hard drives before dumping.
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    Hi Dave A:

    i think the best would perhaps be to all the Durban Solid Waste Recycling office on 031 302 1665.
    I think they would tell you which companies does these recycling and then 1 more call to one of these companies, to ask where their pick up/drop off points are.

    Hope this helps abit.

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    Thanks Mr. B.

    I'm hoping one way or another we'll ultimately end up building a list of sites around the country if everyone just keeps adding sites they know of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    That's all nice and fine if you happen to be in the area, but a problem if you are not.

    Does anyone know of eWaste facilities anywhere else?
    You know that thought crossed my mind when i got the makro newsletter as well. How can they brag about helping if only a limited amount of people can even get to these bins.

    I try to recycle paper and glass, just doing my bit, but haven't seen any eWaste bins around locally or even afar. Anyone know of one in Cape Town area?
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    Footprints in Cape Town used to accept eWaste for recycling (and just about everything else too), but recently closed down due to an issue with the premises.

    Here is the list of eWaste collection points in South Africa.

    There is also a link here to the MassMart leaflet and press release.
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    Well, it looks like I've got some dead printers and monitors taking a road trip to the Pavilion Shopping Centre
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    Hi Dave,

    If there are members wanting to get rid of old desktop cpu boxes......... I am looking for some of the older units that have the old black expansion slots ( ISA) on the mother board ( At least one ISA slot, the rest can be PCI ). I use these as backup units for a specialized CAM that does electric spark erosion. I cannot use the newer ones with PCI slots only as the interface card can only plug into the ISA slot. I shall gladly take it of your hands provided it is still breathing . No need for hard drive as I use my own and the machine runs on dos.

    Any takers?
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    I tried posting the image to the post above but was not successfull.
    Please see the image at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Isa1.jpg

    The ISA slot should be like the second slot in the image and not like the other very long slots.
    The PCI slot/s ( not shown on this image and normally white ) get used for the monitor expansion card otherwise no monitor !

    I have found a better image:

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    This is what I am looking for
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    And just for completeness we have a brief blog post on eWaste
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    Martinico,
    Please send me a personal e-mail address so that I can contact you.
    I might be able to assist.
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