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===WEDNESDAYS - Portland Public Schools CTC Special Education===
 
===WEDNESDAYS - Portland Public Schools CTC Special Education===
** contact: Victor   
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** contact: Victor  cummings at pps dot k12 dot or dot us
 
** alternate contact: Penny
 
** alternate contact: Penny
** drop-off & pick-up day: Wednesdays at 12:30 pm
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** drop-off & pick-up day: Wednesdays between 1pm and 4pm
 
** FG contact: Darryl
 
** FG contact: Darryl
 
** What they take:
 
** What they take:

Revision as of 13:59, 20 January 2011

Why are these people taking these boxes out the back door?

Free Geek partners with different organizations and schools to provide volunteer opportunities to people who cannot work at Free Geek's facility. These volunteers provide recycling services in their workshops, and the organization keeps track of the hours volunteers work. Volunteers are also eligible to receive FreekBoxen. A special class might have to be arranged for them to receive their training.

What canNOT be taken off site

Because of Free Geek's data security promise to donors, no media that might contain readable data can be taken off site. This includes floppy disks, data tapes, and hard drives. Video tapes from Multnomah Public Library are OK (and approved by MPL) because they are assumed to not contain data that Free Geek must ensure remains secure.

Anything donated by the general public that is recordable should not be taken off site. This includes video tapes, cassettes, floppies, and any other storage devices such as data tapes, cartridges, flash drives, etc.


When in doubt - don't let it out.

What CAN be recycled off site, and how it's done

Here's a list of the common items that we send out to be recycled. Following each item is a list of what it's broken down into. Many groups need this as a reference for how they should divide up the output of their recycling.

  • Keyboards
    • Plastic
    • Steel (remove rods from longer keys, screws, plates)
    • Filmy plastic/Rubbery sheet (jellyfish-like)
    • Circuit boards
    • Wires/cables
  • Network Devices
    • Plastic (remove all LEDs, wires, switches, etc)
    • Steel (screws, etc)
    • Circuit boards
    • Wires/cables
    • Misc (CBM, etc)
  • Daughter Cards
    • Cards
    • Steel (screws, faceplates)
    • Aluminum (heat sinks)
    • Fans
    • Batteries (occasional button batteries)
  • Floppy Drives (aluminum chassis only)
    • Aluminum
    • Steel (covers, screws, etc)
    • Circuit boards (controller card)
    • Misc (motors, plastic/steel mix, cable/wire)
  • Heat Sink Fan Combos (ZIF only)
    • Fans
    • Aluminum (heat sinks)
    • Wires
    • Steel (screws, clips, brackets)
  • Slot Processor Combos (require some significant prying)
    • Aluminum (heat sinks)
    • Slot processor
    • Plastic
    • Fans
    • Wires
    • Steel (screws, clips, brackets)
  • TOOLS FOR OFFSITE RECYCLING
    • Phillips Screwdriver #2
    • Phillips Screwdriver #1
    • Phillips Screwdriver #0
    • Torx Screwdriver T10
    • Torx Screwdriver T8
    • Flat Blade Screwdriver (Medium ~6 mm wide)
    • Flat Blade Screwdriver (Small ~4.5 mm wide)
    • Flat Blade Screwdriver (Very Small ~3 mm wide)
    • Needle Nose Pliers
    • Regular Pliers
    • Nutdriver 5 mm
    • Wire Cutters

Groups, Contact Info, What they take

TUESDAYS - FULL LIFE - formerly known as PSE

Active as of Sept 2010

    • contact: Miriam or Micah 503-935-9819
    • drop off day: Tuesdays about 12:30pm, every Tuesday
    • What they take:
      • slot procs
      • heat sink fan combos
      • keyboards
      • simpler networking devices
      • cards
      • optical drives, floppy drives
      • NOT printer trays - tried them, we and they had safety concerns
    • How much they take:
      • at least 3 boxes of optical drives,
      • at least 3 boxes of slot procs & heat sink fan combos.


WEDNESDAYS - Portland Public Schools CTC Special Education

    • contact: Victor cummings at pps dot k12 dot or dot us
    • alternate contact: Penny
    • drop-off & pick-up day: Wednesdays between 1pm and 4pm
    • FG contact: Darryl
    • What they take:
      • cards
      • keyboards
      • speakers and fans
      • optical drives

FRIDAYS - Sun Community Schools / Grout Elementary

Will start Sept 24, 2010

    • contact: Michael Kelly (used to do group volunteering with Bridger School)
    • ages: 4th & 5th grade kids
    • drop off/pickup day: every Friday
    • FG contact: Darryl
    • What they take:
      • slot procs
      • heat sink fan combos
      • keyboards
      • simpler networking devices
      • cards
      • optical drives
      • NOT printer trays - tried them, we and they had safety concerns
    • How much they take:
      • let's start with 4 boxes and a variety of recyclables



Pathways/MESD

confirmed for 09/10

  • Multnomah Education Service District Vocational School (Pathways)
    • contact: Bill Hjelseth 503-262-4003 /Sally Adams 503-262-4023
    • drop off day: Thursday after 11:30am
    • what they take:
      • floppy drives
      • cards (to remove steel face plate)
      • heatsink-fan combos
      • modems and hubs that are easy to take apart
    • what they can't take:
      • CDs or jewelcases


Rainier ESD

on hold

    • contact: Anne Montgomery
    • drop off day: Thursday around 4:30pm
    • what they take
      • keyboards
      • heatsink/fan combos
      • EASY disassemble networking devices
      • daughter boards/cards
    • what they don't want
      • difficult to disassemble drives or other items