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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:44 PM

Is There A Group Here On DU That Speaks To Repurposing, Recycling, Rewiring Things?.....

I'm looking to get tips from people that currently are involved with this - things like how best to clean an item; etc.

If there is no such group on DU - can you recommend other sites that I may want to look into?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Reply Is There A Group Here On DU That Speaks To Repurposing, Recycling, Rewiring Things?..... (Original post)
global1 Aug 2016 OP
Mendocino Aug 2016 #1
dembotoz Aug 2016 #2
uppityperson Aug 2016 #3
alfie Aug 2016 #4
dembotoz Aug 2016 #5
MineralMan Aug 2016 #6

Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:47 PM

1. Go to Topics-Environment & Energy

Drop down to Frugal and Energy Efficient Living

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:48 PM

2. might be curious about that myself

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:21 PM

3. Frugal and Energy Efficient Living (Group), but it's really slow

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:43 PM

4. Try also the DYI group. nt

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:54 PM

5. keep an eye on the working poor group

when you have no money you sometimes can figure stuff out

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Tue Aug 30, 2016, 03:41 PM

6. I don't know, but I just finished up the content

for the fourth statewide computer, electronics and tech recycling website my colleague and I have created to help people find resources in their local areas. Completely non-commercial sites. we already have them in Minnesota, Wisconsin and California. The latest one is for Illinois.

Each site includes a page on repurposing and shifting working equipment to other uses. We use an interactive, map-based listing method that lets residents find their closest recycling organization or business. We create things during slow periods, just to do them. Completely non-profit, although we do have a donation page on each site. Those haven't produced many results, but traffic is high on the sites, since they're done with the best SEO we can manage. If there are donations, we'll use them for hosting costs. Here's a link to the Wisconsin site:

http://www.wisconsincomputerrecycling.com/

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