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Old 04-25-2012, 06:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi guy's,
i have couple of old speakers and receivers that i don't use and doesn't work anymore.
Will e waste take them or just regular trash?.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:43 PM
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Best to contact your local government (whoever picks up your trash) and ask them. Local requirements differ.

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Set them out on the curb for a while. They'll probably disappear.

Around this neck of the woods you have to pay to get rid of stuff if you just want to throw it away. I think it would be $10 to get rid of the receiver here at the recycling center, but not sure about the speakers.

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Craigslist can be a great way to get rid of stuff that works (even nominally) - either offer it for free or for a relatively small price (you know, like $10-$20).

If you can't give it away (for whatever reason), please recycle it, even if you have to pay a small fee to do so. It's just the more appropriate solution, especially if we're talking about older equipment (you know, that pre-RoHS stuff that will leech all manners of hell into the ground). As mcnarus said, contacting your local government is probably a good idea if you're unsure where to go - the trash co may also be a resource.
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Check your local Best Buy, the one in my town will recycle old electronics. Other electronics stores often have recycle days, and your local government probably has a program.

Well said - please recycle!

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your might try http://www.freecycle.org/
I've given alot of stuff away to grateful recipients

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If you're in L.A. County, check this site for e-waste collection events and permanent drop-off sites. All free of course.
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/CompElec/

If outside the County, just Google ewaste for your area.

BTW, the suggestion to use Freecycle is great. I too have gotten rid of just about anything you can think of that way.
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Thanks guys I want to sure. I I'll check some of the links out. Thanks again!.
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