Are you allowed to buy stuff from recycling centers

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  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    Title says it all I am just wondering because I hear people all the time saying I got this trash picked pc from the recycling center.... if you need the specific on I am looking at I will PM you
     
  2. Trumpasaurus

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    Yes. It depends on each individual center’s policies though. You should call around.
    Check junkyards, too. Many of them have special deals on things. Just contact them.
    Example: one junkyard had a deal where everything you could physically carry out of the place would only be $50. My uncle is built like a bodybuilder so he would go get these huge engines, transmissions, and stuff for $50. Haha
     
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    I ran the IT department in just such a place for several years. Reuse is a heavy part of recycling. Usually business grade stuff was what got repaired and resold, but a small amount of the residential was still worthwhile.
     
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    Rinse, Reuse, Recycle. Anything to keep the stuff out of the landfills. I think there should be more advertising for stuff like that. Government should highly encourage it. Helps reduce waste. Plus, if they claim to care about the environment, they should be using it as a tool to reduce use of raw resources.
     
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    It's a fair amount of hoops to jump through to get it, but the government is willing to give a lot of money to facilities that operate within certain guidelines.
     
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    Why can't you just post what you are looking for?
    Its very unlikely you will find gaming geared stuff, the majority of it which has already been mentioned is mostly business machines (server blades, rack servers, network switches usually rack mounted)
     
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    i will check junkyads too

    im looking for olds pcs becuase i cant stop hearing about i ton youtubes
     
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    Some have that system in place, most of my centers have a system where you can buy metals, and you can also sell scrap metals