Printer / PC Equipment to donate to charity?

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Hi,
Have a functioning printer only 18 months old, the only prob with it is that it won't print black. Before I bin it/Freecycle it and some other bits of IT stuff, am thinking that I heard some time back of charities that collected old IT equipment, dismantled it and made money out of the bits...any ideas, or have I imagined this? ta

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  • oldtoolieoldtoolie Forumite
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    Please don't give it to a charity -- they will have to pay to dispose of it.

    Realistically, it is not a functioning printer if it won't print in black. Since a new printer can be purchased for less than £30, cheap ink-jet printers are disposable items.
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    Please don't give it to a charity -- they will have to pay to dispose of it.

    Realistically, it is not a functioning printer if it won't print in black. Since a new printer can be purchased for less than £30, cheap ink-jet printers are disposable items.

    It's not just the printer, other PC bits too. Like I said I believed there was someone who stripped stuff down and used the valuable components of electrical goods, which is the information I was after. I have no intention of taking a less than fully functional printer to a charity shop, which is precisely why I asked this question. At worst I will freecycle it, as it does print, rather than just putting in the tip and adding to waste. But thanks for responding anyway.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    I think I know of one in Bristol, but it might be worth seeing if there's anything locally if you google recycling and your area.
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