Friday, October 17, 2008

Computer Recycling Comes to Milford

Computer Recycling Day is coming to Milford Courtesy of the ComputerFox and I,( Rocco J. Frank Jr. your Independent Candidate for state Representative.) Feel free to bring us your old computers and electronics, even small televisions and cell phones.

This event is part of a larger environmental mission of like minded Milford recyclers who have organized a grass roots campaign aimed at recycling all kinds of other things as well. Thanks largely to these dedicated people, I am proud to say that I have joined them in their mission. My part is the recycling of your unwanted computers and electronics.

Many of you have already been overwhelming me with questions. The main question I seem to get time and again is: Where do all those computers go? This note will hopefully answer that once and for all. If you still have questions please call me at (203) 247-4357 I will be happy to explain further.

To begin, this November 1st (Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm.) a box truck (by the town library 57 New Haven Ave. Milford) will be made available to load up your unwanted old broken computers and laptops. Volunteers and employees will be on hand to help you load and unload your items for donation. At the end of the day the truck will return to our warehouse for unloading and processing.

Computers that are in good working condition, and resalable, will be repaired and reconditioned. Private customer data is destroyed, to prevent identity theft, and those computers will be remarketed and/or donated to charitable thrift shops. Single parents on state assistance and with kids in the Milford school system, always receive a free computer from the ComputerFox.

The remainder, including bulky old monitors, will be kept on hand and tested as low cost replacement monitors for locals who just need to have something other than an expensive flat screen to get them by. Nonworking computers are usually mined for parts and used by the Computerfox network as affordable used parts for sale. This allows frugal customers the opportunity of affordably repairing their computers. The remaining leftover unusable scrap is temporarily set aside. A truck later picks it up and delivers it to a secondary recycling facility who will remove copper from wires, and monitors, .Gold from microprocessors, and metal from the computer cases. Ink cartridges and Toner cartridges are refilled repaired and resold at a discount.

The printed circuit boards left behind may get land filled, or in some cases used as repair parts in less developed countries (nobody ever gives me a clear answer) but one thing I do know is that other countries like to purchase them in bulk. Our truck drives down from as far as Massachusetts to take it off our hands. Hopefully this answers all your “what happens” questions.

Should anyone be unable to attend, or just missed the event feel free not to worry. Just stop by the ComputerFox location at 374 New Haven Ave. in Milford, CT and drop off your unwanted equipment. Our regular business hours are Tuesday through Sat. from 11:00A.M-6:00P.M. Cash donations, however optional, are also welcome.

Rocco J. Frank Jr.

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