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Throwing away old laptop

Postby Asdracles » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:47 pm

Hi all. I have an old laptop absolutely spoilt. I have removed the few useful things inside.

Where should I throw it away? I don't want to put it just in the chute bin, but also I dont know about any "clean point" por this kind of stuff.

Thanks for any input: Alberto

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Postby durain » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:57 pm

if it is absolutely not working and nothing else to savage from it, then just bin it.

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Postby Asdracles » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:10 pm

But lot of pieces inside really polluting if i just throw to the rubbish.

I'm not such a "green paranoid", but just worried about enviroment, and I know that just throwing it away is not good.

Just asking if there is any collection point where they can separate the most warmful pieces and so

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:23 pm

There is a shop on the 3rd floor of Penninsula Plaza that deals with used Laptops. They will used it for any remaining parts if you want to recycle it I'm sure that they will take if off you hands.

http://www.pchub.com/uph/

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Postby durain » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:35 pm

sms, good find.

fwiw, even if you bin it, you are indirectly "recycling" it coz it will end up in a land fill to reclaim land for singapore. :P

still, it is good to be green. :)

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Postby maneo » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 3:21 am

Haven't gone here yet, but am planning to take some miscellaneous stuff this week:

http://www.rictec.com.sg/e-waste-recycling/


Links for recycling info in general:

http://www.sec.org.sg/recylce_htm/recyc ... ntents.htm

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Postby inselaffen » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 9:56 am

take the hard drive out and smash it with a hammer.
computer geeks may still be able to recover your private info from the disk even if you think you have deleted it.

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Postby rattlesnake » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 9:25 pm

I don't think the battery and the landfill mix to well either.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 11:03 pm

durain wrote:sms, good find.

fwiw, even if you bin it, you are indirectly "recycling" it coz it will end up in a land fill to reclaim land for singapore. :P

still, it is good to be green. :)


I've used them several times before keeping my old Inspiron 4000 running. Fan here, keyboard there, HDD whatever.... :wink:

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Postby jackyCK » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 4:21 pm

better sell at computer shop can get money at least $20 or $30..also can save these world..hehhee
be more fast and safe with KASPERSKY...

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Postby carteki » Sun, 17 May 2009 3:37 pm

durain wrote:sms, good find.

fwiw, even if you bin it, you are indirectly "recycling" it coz it will end up in a land fill to reclaim land for singapore. :P

still, it is good to be green. :)


Not to mention the toxic chemicals that will leach into the soil and the surrounding sea water...

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Re: Throwing away old laptop

Postby ksl » Mon, 18 May 2009 12:17 am

Asdracles wrote:Hi all. I have an old laptop absolutely spoilt. I have removed the few useful things inside.

Where should I throw it away? I don't want to put it just in the chute bin, but also I dont know about any "clean point" por this kind of stuff.

Thanks for any input: Alberto


Did you take the gold dust out?

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Postby carteki » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 6:37 pm

Hi there,
It is an old post I know, but I thought I'd add another titbit of information.
aidha at the top of Orchard Road have recycling bins for ALL electronic waste. You can check out their website on http://www.aidha.org for directions. They will see if they can re-condition any laptops etc for use by the students or for resale to the students or the waste is collected by a contractor who disposes of it correctly.
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Re: Throwing away old laptop

Postby jauchet » Wed, 11 Nov 2009 7:40 pm

Asdracles wrote:Hi all. I have an old laptop absolutely spoilt. I have removed the few useful things inside.

Where should I throw it away? I don't want to put it just in the chute bin, but also I dont know about any "clean point" por this kind of stuff.

Thanks for any input: Alberto



duno what to do with your old laptop? ok i have a suggestion why dont you give it to me :lol:


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