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    • kuepper
    • By kuepper 16th Jun 19, 8:17 PM
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    How to recycle old router et al?
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    • 16th Jun 19, 8:17 PM
    How to recycle old router et al? 16th Jun 19 at 8:17 PM
    Must be a common issue when you get a new router from new provider. You'd think it should be a compulsory service for former providers to recycle them free.No convenient council facility near me to do this at.
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    • busybee100
    • By busybee100 16th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
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    • 16th Jun 19, 8:26 PM
    I usually sell on eBay. Some can be used as extenders.

    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 16th Jun 19, 8:32 PM
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    • 16th Jun 19, 8:32 PM
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    • 16th Jun 19, 8:32 PM
    Most ISP will have information on their websites about returning their old routers for free disposal under the WEEE Legislation. However they don't have to offer free postage for you to return said item.
    • kuepper
    • By kuepper 16th Jun 19, 9:17 PM
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    • 16th Jun 19, 9:17 PM
    I guess there's millions of these going into landfill every year, horrific
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 17th Jun 19, 7:44 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 7:44 AM
    I guess there's millions of these going into landfill every year, horrific
    Originally posted by kuepper
    I've been using the same modem and same router for many years.

    It's all these manic switchers contributing to plastic waste, pollution and landfill
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek. Home is where my books are.

    5.2kWp system, SE facing, >1% shading, installed March 2019.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 17th Jun 19, 8:45 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 8:45 AM
    It's all these manic switchers contributing to plastic waste, pollution and landfill
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    You don't have a choice if it's Sky ADSL, they lock you to their own router.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 17th Jun 19, 8:56 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 8:56 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 8:56 AM
    Freegle / Freecycle / Trashnothing & all the rest.
    Put it on Gumtree or Preloved as a 'Free' item.
    Plenty of people can find a use for them.
    • Croft12
    • By Croft12 17th Jun 19, 9:24 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:24 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 9:24 AM
    Most ISP will have information on their websites about returning their old routers for free disposal under the WEEE Legislation. However they don't have to offer free postage for you to return said item.
    Originally posted by gsmlnx

    Some do


    https://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/53417/~/how-to-return-and-recycle-your-bt-broadband-hub-and-bt-tv-box-for-free


    Some ISP work with another router. BT/Plusnet work so do nowtv and sky (iirc?)


    Many decent routers can be reconfigured to act as repeater or extenders for wifi.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 17th Jun 19, 10:30 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 10:30 AM
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    • 17th Jun 19, 10:30 AM
    Sell on ebay.

    I did notice one company didn't force you to have one recently.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 17th Jun 19, 11:18 AM
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    I have sent about six back to BT as per BTs instuctions .
    usually get an email and often a recycle bag with new equipment .
    • logderson
    • By logderson 25th Jun 19, 12:10 PM
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    I try to sell it too.
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