Saturday, April 22, 2006

It's Earth Day. Let's drive!

I dropped off two old computers for recycling at the 42nd Ward Streets and Sanitation office. The man shook my hand.

He had recognized the CPUs immediately as Macs. "They never fail," I said.

Still, I was glad to dispose of the toxic doorstops. They're no good even to the Salvation Army, a glut on the Thrift Store market at $5 each. An old GE clock radio sells for $10, likely above acquisition cost.

The city Department of Environment plans to continue electronics collections this summer — perhaps once a month, though the two people at the dropoff site couldn't agree on how often or when.

Of course, Streets and San continues to pick up any old Trinitron left in the alley and ship it to a landfill.

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