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Disposal/recycling of old dive computers?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers' started by SeaHorse81, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
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    I have an old Cressi dive computer which was rendered inoperable by its original owner -- apparently, working on your own dive computer is a hazardous undertaking even for the technically inclined.
    :(
    Anyway, it's been sitting around for some years now and I was getting ready to throw it away, then wondered if there are hazardous waste issues with dive computers. Is it okay to just pitch it in the trash, or does it need special handling?

    Thanks much for any input. :)
     
  2. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Westchester NY
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    check with different companies. The old non working computer may be worth something on a trade in for new. Every now and again companies like sherwood or oceanic have a deal going on that they credit you some $ towards a new one. Usually does not matter who made the old one.
     
  3. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
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    Send it back to the mfg. or at a minimum take it to you local waste disposal when they will have a place for old electronics. Do not just throw it into the trash.
     
  4. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
    834
    566
    Thanks much for the information. It definitely won't go in the trash now, one way or another. I'm just glad I thought to ask before I pitched it.
     
  5. DiveNav

    DiveNav ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California
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    Why?


    Send it to me. We have quite a collection here .... including an historical Edge :D

    Alberto (aka eDiver
     
  6. KD8NPB

    KD8NPB Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Summerville, SC
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    ^ this ^
     
  7. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
    834
    566
    Thanks Alberto, but it has already found a home with Jim Lapenta, who will add it to the collection he shows students so they can see what different computers look like. :)
     

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