The ECOTUC Refurbishing Program
Refurbishing & Recycling News
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The East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club has been refurbishing computers since 1997. In the spring of 1997, Denison University contacted the society to get rid of some of their old computers. We accepted the challenge and used a member’s barn for storage and work space. The computers were given to people unable to afford new ones and to non-profit organizations. Some computers were also distributed for a nominal donation to help with refurbishing costs. Later that year, used computers from Alvin-Meritor Co. were donated to the society and refurbished for our teaching program.
Over the years we continued to receive used computers from various sources. The refurbishing program has expanded and recently, ECOTUC acquired a place to work on them. The City Of Newark has allowed us to use a building for the cost of the utilities and upkeep. Through the recycling events we are able obtain used hardware for the refurbishing program. All of our projects — teaching, recycling and refurbishing — have helped ECOTUC in supporting our community.
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. If you cannot afford to buy a new computer and are interested in obtaining a refurbished computer, please 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
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