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Old 27-11-2008, 17:27   #1
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Best way to dispose of old dvd player/ shredder & the like ?

Didn't know where to put this, plumped for lifestyle in the end.

We're having a bad week, our old DVD/VHS player has stopped working (doesn't respond to any remote control commands, tried it with 2 different remotes), and then my office shredder has packed up (after about 9 years of hard service).

Now I'm planning to cart them off to the tip, but is there a better place? Both have a fair amount of high grade plastic, the DVD player must have a chip or 2, and I guess either could be repairable by someone with the time/skill to devote to it.

So, any ideas?
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Old 27-11-2008, 17:34   #2
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Re: Best way to dispose of old dvd player/ shredder & the like ?

Unfortunately we live in a thowaway society. Unless it's pretty obvious what has broken, it's just not economical to repair electronic stuff.

Your local household tip is the best place. Ours has a designated container for electronic type things which should mean they get broken down into components for recycling whatever can be reused rather than ending up iin landfill. Indeed i think most electronic manufacturer's are require to contribute to such schemes these days.
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Re: Best way to dispose of old dvd player/ shredder & the like ?

Another vote for the local tip here - they aren't just tips any more, they tend to be 'recycling centres' and yours will almost certainly have a separate place to leave defunct electricals. They will handle onward disposal/recycling for you.
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Old 28-11-2008, 01:29   #5
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Hi,
You could try freecycle:
http://www.uk.freecycle.org/
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Re: Best way to dispose of old dvd player/ shredder & the like ?

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You could try freecycle:
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Freecycle is normally for stuff that's working though
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I've had a lot of mainly computer stuff from there to fix and readvertise
as long as it is advertised as broken
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Re: Best way to dispose of old dvd player/ shredder & the like ?

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Now I'm planning to cart them off to the tip, but is there a better place? Both have a fair amount of high grade plastic, the DVD player must have a chip or 2, and I guess either could be repairable by someone with the time/skill to devote to it.
I would check with the manufacturer as some manufactures have an agreement to dispose of their old products. On top of this I am not sure how this really works, only I had a rubbish - usless HP laser printers that I returned back to them, but I am a bit confused because I am not sure if they were suppose to have paid me £15 for this or they expect me to pay £15 to have them recycle this item (on their website it says they pay me) and so far its taken four no today five months just to get to this stage.
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