Orange Grove Center would like your spare computers!

From: Michael Scholten 
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(this is not meant to come across as an ad or anything...)

So I mentioned during the first 4th Floor meeting that Orange Grove Center
recycles computers and other electronics. I had hoped to get back sooner to
everyone about this with more details after being asked about location,
pricing and approved items. Sorry to have taken so long on this...

Essentially our ITC (Industrial Training Center) recycles computers, as
well as other jobs and contracts. I talked with them about what they do and
don't accept and it sounds like pretty much anything computer related
they'll take. Also TVs, radios/stereos, etc... All the items are broken
down, separated and then recycled. All the proceeds then go back to Orange
Grove to support the the individuals we serve who are mentally/physically
handicapped.

The only thing they charge for are CRTs as they cost us money to recycle. I
believe the rate is $10 per CRT. Everything else is free to drop off. They
prefer drop offs be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. The address
is 615 Derby Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404. The ITC building is on the
corner of Citico ave and Arlington ave with a garage door on Arlington for
drop offs.

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Now, for the other reason I wanted to post this. We have 350~ computers we
manage, both at the center and in all of our residential homes, with a very
small budget. The majority of the PCs we use are pulled from what is
dropped off in ITC. Thankfully they don't have to be very robust computers.
We install Linux Mint on all of the desktops. Some days we get a few good
computers that we can get running and replace our older PCs.

Not to sound like a beggar, but if you or your company has computers, or
other electronics, that you are needing recycled then I ask that you
consider Orange Grove. Also, if you have computers that may be older (or
newer!) that still have life left in them and would like to get them out of
the way, I would love to talk with you! The upside of having the recycling
program is that, if the computer is good but has a bad part (pretty much
anything but mother boards) or just needs more memory, we probably have a
part available!


I now return you back to your regularly scheduled CHUGALUG programming...

-Michael

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------ Is the recording of that meeting available? No matter what size? Do they accept "parts"? Say I have a stack of power supplies, drives, mobos, etc all of unknown functionality... would they take it? Also.. if I were to drop off, say, a 200 pound hp9000, would that be frowned upon?

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Sadly I never heard when/where that recording was going to show up. (I didn't do the recording) Wish it was though, I'd like to re-listen to that meeting. As for cost difference in size, not sure. They didn't give me a size limit when I mentioned that I wanted to tell others. I don't think they care but I may be wrong there. I can find out Monday for you. Parts are accepted for sure. Don't think there would be any issue with that printer being dropped off. Again, I could be wrong and will be happy to double check that on Monday for you. I'll also make sure to get a phone/ext number for that department. Otherwise you can contact Orange Grove at 423-629-1451 and ask for Ruth (I can't think of her last name right now) in ITC. She can help you from there too. I've seen some good size devises come in before... -Michael

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 As would I... http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/HP9000

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for the clarification Dave. I looked at several HP printers throughtout the past couple weeks that I just assumed it was a printer. That and I was up past my usual bed time... ;) No, that should still be perfectly fine. -Michael

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Ok, so I just checked with them about sizes of CRTs. Size does not matter, all are $10. Also, on the 19th of November they are having a free drop-off day. You won't be charged anything, no matter what or how much you bring. When I checked on what else they accept I was told they take anything, withing the realms of electronics that is. If you want more information contact Poppy at (423) 629-1451 ext: 2373 -Michael

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ thanks for the tip about 11/19 free drop off! time to clean house ;)

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ What model HP9000 do you have? My university was using an HP 9000 V2200 for their mainframe until just recently... they may still be using one! I know our main host at the university was running HP-UX 11.00 while I was going there.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ its been about 3 years since I last touched it but I think its a hp9000 G60 or H60 "Nova". I got it from Aaron several years ago. Its friggin huge but only about 100mhz, lol. There's a software utility that can flash the nvram and turn an hp9000 into an hp3000 such that it can boot and run mpe/ix, which is what I really wanted to do all along, but that that little software utility is well guarded and hp's attitude toward hobbyist and their asinine right-to-use licenses makes me sick... or maybe I'm sick because I rode the lake winnie boat shoot and got all wet when it was like, 40-something degrees outside Saturday night ----- Original Message ---- From: Alex Smith (K4RNT) To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Sent: Mon, October 29, 2012 8:41:56 AM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Orange Grove Center would like your spare computers! What model HP9000 do you have? My university was using an HP 9000 V2200 for their mainframe until just recently... they may still be using one! I know our main host at the university was running HP-UX 11.00 while I was going there.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ hmmm, maybe I'll hang onto at least one of my unneeded crts... for experimentation purposes ;) http://markbowers.org/home/crt-oscilloscope