Computer Recycling Program

In a NutshellReceiving GroupsSpecs SheetDisclaimer
In a Nutshell

Over the past two years, EPCAMR has been acting as a distribution center for local watershed associations, non-profit organizations, local governments and municipal departments such as planning commissions and zoning departments, in Eastern PA in need of a computer and are working on environmental education, abandoned mine drainage remediation, abandoned mine land reclamation projects, and watershed restoration in the EPCAMR Region. The desktop computers, occassional lap tops, monitors, keyboards, mice, and printers are surplus from either the PA DEP Office of Information Technology or the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Region III.

EPCAMR has made an effort to reduce the transport of many of these viable computer systems from reaching landfills within the Commonwealth of PA because of the need of many community groups in our Region that are in need of a computer system to improve the level of professionalism of their organization and to ease their ability to connect to the internet and communicate more freely in the computer age with other organizations and potential funding sources that are abundant on the world wide web. 85 computers have been recycled through the EPCAMR PA DEP/EPA Computer Recycling PG. Following is a list of organizations and municipal governments that have recieved computer hardware:

2002

  • Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
  • Luzerne Conservation District
  • Western PA Conservancy Watershed Protection Program -W
  • Wildlands Conservancy
  • Lackawanna River Corridor Association
  • Jackson Township
  • Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company
  • Snake Creek watershed Association
  • North Fork Watershed Association -W
  • Hunlock Creek Township
  • Northern Swatara Creek Watershed Association
  • Loyalhanna Watershed Association -W
  • Huber Breaker Preservation Society
  • Choconut Creek Watershed Association
  • Sullivan County Conservation District
  • Susquehanna County Conservation District
  • Schuylkill County Conservancy
  • Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team -W
  • Tri-County Conewago Watershed Association
  • Alliance for the Chesapeake
  • Foundation for Agriculture and Resource Management
  • Dorrance Township Volunteer Fire Company
  • Bear Creek Nature Center
  • Mahanoy Creek Watershed Association
  • Bushkill Watershed Conservancy
  • Northumberland County Conservation District
  • Washington Fire Company #1 Division of the Ashland Fire Company
  • Lake Silkworth Protective Association
  • Lake Silkworth Volunteer Ambulance Company

2003

  • Plymouth Township
  • Plymouth Township Police Department
  • AMD & ART -W
  • Schuylkill Headwaters Association
  • Pike County Conservation District
  • Tioga County Concerned Citizens Committee
  • Schuylkill Conservation District
  • Wilkes Barre Riverfront Parks
  • Mountain Watershed Association -W
  • Dallas Borough
  • Larksville Boro
  • Larksville Police Department
  • Ronald McDonald House of Scranton

2004

  • Boy Scout Troup 155 of Trucksville UMC
  • Schuylkill Conservation District Environmental Education Center
  • Lacawac Sanctuary
  • Moon Lake County Park

2005

  • Pocono NE Resource Conservation & Development Council
  • PA Environmental Council Northeast Regional Office
  • Jackson Township Police Department
  • Plymouth Historical Society
  • Anthracite Living History Group
  • Wanashe Conservancy -W
  • Kiski Conemaugh River Basin Initiative -W
  • Blairsville Improvememt Group -W
  • Friends of the Nescopeck
  • John B. McGlynn Learning Center
  • Powdermill Nature Center -W
  • Schuylkill Conservation District

2006

  • Luzerne Conservation District
  • EPCAMR*

A “W” after the name represents groups from the WPCAMR Region.
EPCAMR Computer Recycling Program Spec Sheet
Stock as of July 2011

Toshiba Equium 8000s (– approximately 5 are left) $1,368.00 Donated Value

  • Slim Horizontal Desktop PC’s and 20” Monitor
  • Pentium III with ~700MHz to ~1GHz Processor Speed
  • 128 to 256 MB RAM Memory
  • 10GB or 20GB Hard Drive Storage Capacity
  • No CD-ROM (requires a laptop CD ROM and IDE Adapter similar to this one. We may be able to help obtain and install this.)
  • Floppy Drive
  • Audio, Video, Network Card, 2 USB Ports and Printer port on the Board
  • No modem, but 2 open PCI ports, limited expandability
  • 1 Original Certified Product Key Sticker comes on the case for Windows 98 Second Edition
  • See the review on PCWorld.comDell Dimension Lxxxr (– approximately 2 are left)
  • Vertical Desktop PC’s and 20” Monitor
  • Pentium III with ~500, 550, or 600 MHz
  • 128 to 256 MB RAM Memory
  • 5GB or 10GB Hard Drive Storage Capacity
  • CD-ROM
  • Floppy Drive
  • Audio, Video, Network Card, 2 USB Ports and Printer port on the Board
  • No modem, but 2 open PCI ports, and 3 other expansion ports, and at least 2 expansion bays for extra hard drive or CD-RW drive
  • 1 Original Dell Resource CD and Installed Software Backup CD (containing Windows 98 Second Edition) while supplies last

Please submit a letter, on your letterhead to EPCAMR staff, stating how the computer will be used to help your organization. Please remember that the Computer Recycling Program only allows us to give the computers away to environmental groups and watershed associations or groups, townships, municipalities, etc., who can demonstrate that the computer will be used for an environmental cause.

Disclaimer and Other Important Information

The intent of EPCAMR’s Computer Recycling Program is to give computers and related hardware to environmental groups and watershed associations or groups, townships, municipalities, etc., who can demonstrate a need for a computer and that the computer will be used for an environmental cause. After one year from the date of distribution, the grant recipients will recieve a phone call from EPCAMR to confirm as to whether or not the computer is still in use for its original purpose. Once confirmation has been recieved, the grantee will no longer have to worry about getting another phone call from EPCAMR regarding the operation and maintenance of the computer and related hardware. It will become the grantee’s responsibility for any and all operation and maintenance of the computer and hardware systems.

However, for the PA DEP Computer Recycling Program, Section 1903 and 1904 of the Commonwealth Procurement Code (62 PA.C.S. 101 et seq.) allow a public procurment unit to enter into an agreement with another public procurement unit for the cooperative use of supplies. A public procurement unit is defined as a local public procurement unit or purchasing agency. Local public procurement units are defined as a political subdivision; public authority; educational, health or other institution; council of governments or an area governmnet which expends public funds for the procurement of supplies, services and construction; and any nonprofit corporation operating a charitable hospital, nonprofit fire company, nonprofit rescue company and nonprofit ambulance company under current PA Commonwealth law.

The User will assume responsibility for the maintenance of the equipment. The User may return the PC or peripheral to EPCAMR if EPCAMR determines the equipment to be uneconomically repairable or the User is no longer in need of the equipment. No software comes with these computers unless otherwise specified. It is the responsibility of the User to purchase or upgrade to the necessary software to run the computer. Computer equipment shall be picked up at the EPCAMR Office unless just compensation for shipping is provided by the user. EPCAMR is a 501c3 non-profit and therefore has a very limited budget to make any alterations to this agreement. By accepting the equipment the user agrees to abide by the disclaimer stated above.

If you are interested, please submit a letter (on your organization’s letterhead) in a paragraph or two explaining how you intend to use the computer to benefit the environment to EPCAMR staff.

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