Outsourcing Recycling

From FreekiWiki
Revision as of 13:11, 17 April 2008 by Liane (talk | contribs) (outsource more)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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. These 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 MCL) because they are assumed to not contain data that Free Geek must ensure remains secure.

As of 2008-05-14, there is an ongoing discussion about data tapes being OK to send offsite because they might be unreadable without both the right tape drive & software.

When in doubt - don't let it out.



  • Portland Supported Employment
    • contact: Tony (503)234-3905
    • address: 1218 SE 7th Ave PDX 97214
    • drop off day: usually Tuesday
    • what they take:
      • cards (to remove steel face plate)
      • hard drives(make sure they are hammered)
      • easy to take apart hubs and modems
      • processors with heatsinks (EXCEPT Slot1 processors)
      • heatsink-fan combos
      • video tapes


  • Multnomah Education Service District Vocational School (TEC)
    • contact: Bill Hjelseth or Sam 503-262-4000
    • drop off day: Thursday
    • 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

    • contact: Anne Montgomery (anne_montgomeryatrsd.k12dot_rdot_s)
    • drop off day: Saturday
    • what they take
      • to be finalized