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Old Mar 8th 2011, 4:15 pm
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Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice on getting rid of a broken laser printer? Surely you don't just dump them by the bins??
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Originally Posted by angiescarr
Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice on getting rid of a broken laser printer? Surely you don't just dump them by the bins??
That's what I would do, they usua;lly don't stay there long as the recyclers are looking for stuff like that..
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Your ayuntamiento should have a "punto limpio" which is a place to leave stuff like that.
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Originally Posted by angiescarr
Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice on getting rid of a broken laser printer? Surely you don't just dump them by the bins??
Take it to your local eco-park; they will take it off your hands.
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Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice on getting rid of a broken laser printer? Surely you don't just dump them by the bins??
I put my broken printer at the side of Basura, with a note attached saying, it is broken, if you want to try and repair, take it. It was gone within 30 minutes
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Old Mar 8th 2011, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by siesta
Your ayuntamiento should have a "punto limpio" which is a place to leave stuff like that.
Ahh I'll ask about. Maybe the local policeman will know.
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I put my broken printer at the side of Basura, with a note attached saying, it is broken, if you want to try and repair, take it. It was gone within 30 minutes
I remember reading somewhere that if you cut off the plug it means it doesn't work - if you leave it on it means it works.

Seems like a good idea - has anyone else come across this?
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Originally Posted by Fred James
I remember reading somewhere that if you cut off the plug it means it doesn't work - if you leave it on it means it works.

Seems like a good idea - has anyone else come across this?
That seems to be the convention round here (Nerja area) also Fred, the little man that lives in the bins leaves it if no plug, mostly.
He still takes it if it's shiny !
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Originally Posted by angiescarr
Hi I wonder if anyone can give me advice on getting rid of a broken laser printer? Surely you don't just dump them by the bins??
Anything like that we take to our local 'punto limpio' where the man on the gate sorts out anything he might be able to sell on.....
Last week he made sure our copper piping didn't go in the recycling container there.
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If you do a search for "punto limpio mytown_or_province" you should come up with a list of venues set up for the purpose of re-cycling of electrical equipement
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If you do a search for "punto limpio mytown_or_province" you should come up with a list of venues set up for the purpose of re-cycling of electrical equipement
lob it in the bin.next to the bin.in the river.where ever. does it realy mater as long as its gone

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Anything like that we take to our local 'punto limpio' where the man on the gate sorts out anything he might be able to sell on.....
Last week he made sure our copper piping didn't go in the recycling container there.
You throw away copper piping? It's far too valuable a material to do that with. When I want copper strip, I just take a length of tube, cut it lengthways once, heat it with a blowlamp to soften it and then hammer it out.

Plus if you are into artistic, I have seen some amazing stuff done with old copper pipe and then giving it a verdigris treatment to colour it green.
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You throw away copper piping? It's far too valuable a material to do that with. When I want copper strip, I just take a length of tube, cut it lengthways once, heat it with a blowlamp to soften it and then hammer it out.

Plus if you are into artistic, I have seen some amazing stuff done with old copper pipe and then giving it a verdigris treatment to colour it green.
You should have seen the amount of copper and brass that we took to the scrapyard in England before we moved here.....the price we got was hardly worth the journey!
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You should have seen the amount of copper and brass that we took to the scrapyard in England before we moved here.....the price we got was hardly worth the journey!
4800 quid a ton now.
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You should have seen the amount of copper and brass that we took to the scrapyard in England before we moved here.....the price we got was hardly worth the journey!
Who'da thunk it?
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