This week we got some gaylord boxes from Waste Management. We filled nearly four of these huge boxes with all the CRT monitors that used to make up our “Monitor Mountain”. We began filling a fifth box with all the plastic parts we have accumulated in the past several months of computer & printer teardown. Next week, WM will send a truck to pick these all up for recycling. (WM is a BAN-approvede-steward recycler.)
Ben in a box: Michael and Gary hand monitors to Ben who stacks them up in the gaylord boxes. Ben will not be recycled with the monitors.
We also took 200 pounds of wire and cables to Leder Brothers Metal Recycling. This was our first visit to Leder Bros. When we told them about Free Geek, they seemed very interested in having an on-going relationship with us, both as a place to direct people with old computers and as a resource for them to send their own computers. Leder Bros. is only about a mile away and they are open Saturday mornings, which makes it convenient for us.