March 31 and April 1, 9:00-3:00
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The ECOTUC/LCCS Recycling Program
Our society has been recycling computers for years but was only accepting serviceable units. We needed a program to get rid of older computers. After much research we found Trumbull County Correctional Center (OPI/TCI) in Warren , Ohio that will accept all electronic equipment except TV’s for recycling at no charge. Needing transportation for the 175-mile trip, we talked to a local trucking co. (Browns Trucking) and they have given us a tractor-trailer semi and a driver for all of our events. We set the events up every 6 months and had a full load last time with a weight of 30,000 lbs. We’ve had great community support and with the events we are able to promote our society within our community. Our documentation provides more details.
Recently, ECOTUC was awarded second place in a contest by APCUG for “How we did it” (i.e., the recycling program). Jim Amore accepted the award at the 2007 annual APCUG meeting in Las Vegas.
The East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club has been approved as a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR). With the MAR program we are able to offer refurbished computers with a Windows operating system. We ask for a donation of $100.00 per computer to help with costs involved in the program. The computer consists of monitor, CPU, keyboard and mouse. Fill out an application and send to ECOTUC-Refurbishing Program, P.O. Box 612, Newark, OH, 43058-0612, or turn in to an ECOTUC member for approval.
To view and/or print out an application for a refurbished computer,
please click here to download.