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This page represents the current disposal policy of HacDC, adpoted on 4/14/2015.
This page represents the current resource disposal policy of HacDC.
 
  
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'''Disposal Policy'''
  
In my own lair, I can make solo judgments about what to keep and what to pitch, but in a community workspace it would suck for one person to throw out stuff that someone else wanted to keep. At the June 3rd, 2008 meeting, a basic outgoing-stuff strategy was outlined:
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* Storage shall include a clearly labeled “Outgoing” shelf area and a clearly labeled “Trash” shelf area.  
  
* If you think something should be thrown out, move it to the outgoing-stuff box. (Does this box exist? [[User:Katie|Katie]] 08:19, 11 August 2009 (UTC))
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* The Outgoing area shall be considered closed to new items (and clearly labeled as such) ''at least 2 weeks prior'' to each monthly members' meeting and all items photographed and advertised to members at that time. Immediately following each monthly members' meeting, the Secretary shall coordinate the relabeling of Outgoing pile items as Trash. Members will thus have a minimum of 2 weeks to remove any items from Outgoing.  
* After a week in the box, if nobody objects, out it goes.
 
* If you want something in the box, consider taking it home instead of storing it at the space!
 
* If it isn't too large or heavy, consider slating it for [[HacDC's GIMBOEJ]].
 
  
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* Knowledgeable members are encouraged to establish and announce the fair market value of any high-value items in Outgoing.
  
Incoming [[donation]]s that do not find their way into the HacDC infrastructure, set aside for a project or identified as valuable for future use in its donated form should be, in the following order of priority:
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* Members may only take personal ownership of HacDC items in the Trash pile. Members may make arrangements with the Secretary to take possession of HacDC property as soon as it's moved to the Trash pile (following the monthly members meeting). If the Trash shelving is near capacity, the Board may solicit bids for the chore of responsibly disposing of the entire Trash pile at a monthly members' meeting, up to the maximum of one monthly membership fee (currently $60). In the absence of a membership vote otherwise, the Board may only accept the lowest bid.
  
# Cannibalized for usable parts, craft projects and/or disassembled for educational purposes
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* The DC Department of Public Works offers a free, weekly electronics recycling drop-off service at the Benning Road Trash Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Road NE, each Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm (check website for updated hours).
# Donated to another non-profit organization who could divert the [[donation]] from the waste stream
 
# Granted to a member who promises to divert the item from the waste stream and not sell the item for personal gain.  (Must notify [[Central Services]] for compliance reasons before acquiring or removing resources donated to HacDC.)
 
# Sold to any for-profit organization or individual willing to pay for it
 
  
Finally, junk which remains without purpose or plan for more than one month will be sent away for responsible e-waste recycling.
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(update, see: Fort Totten Transfer Station, http://dpw.dc.gov/service/fort-totten-transfer-station )
  
== local electronics recycling resources ==
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* In cases of emergency when storage shelving is full and access to work areas or the safety of members requires accelerated disposal of HacDC property, the Board of Directors may vote to document, declare and announce an Emergency Disposal Week and shorten the minimum advertisement period of Outgoing 3 days for that week.
 
 
The [http://www.dpw.dc.gov DC Department of Public Works] offers a free, weekly electronics recycling drop-off service at the Benning Road Trash Transfer Station, [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=3200+Benning+Road+NE,+Washington,+DC&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.992289,59.0625&ie=UTF8&ll=38.900385,-76.962662&spn=0.028723,0.090981&z=14&iwloc=addr 3200 Benning Road NE], each Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm.
 
 
 
[http://www.hacdc.org/pipermail/blabber/2009-August/001563.html From Tom Lee]:
 
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The DC government will take electronic waste without an additional fee, but you need to drop it off at the Ft. Totten Waste Transfer Station, which is almost impossible to find, particularly since the directions on their website refer to the use of a road that is currently closed.  [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=117070561667971774162.000470c9871f982a1fc2c Here's a quick Google Map] that conveys three key things:
 
# McCormick Road cannot be used -- at least, not the last time I went there
 
# you should not cross Puerto Rico Ave from Taylor, but rather get onto Brookland Ave going north immediately before it (I believe you can use either ramp off of Taylor to do this, but am not sure)
 
# The employees at the station can be a little vague on where electronics recycling occurs.  Go to the end of the path on the map (although I should emphasize that its final location, not the specific way it gets there, is the important thing -- I can't recall the exact geometry of the station, and would encourage you not to drive your car into anything that looks like a giant crushing machine, despite what my map may say)
 
 
 
[http://dpw.dc.gov/dpw/cwp/view,A,1202,Q,517961,dpwNav,|34219|.asp Hours are listed here.]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:54, 15 June 2015

This page represents the current disposal policy of HacDC, adpoted on 4/14/2015.

Disposal Policy

  • Storage shall include a clearly labeled “Outgoing” shelf area and a clearly labeled “Trash” shelf area.
  • The Outgoing area shall be considered closed to new items (and clearly labeled as such) at least 2 weeks prior to each monthly members' meeting and all items photographed and advertised to members at that time. Immediately following each monthly members' meeting, the Secretary shall coordinate the relabeling of Outgoing pile items as Trash. Members will thus have a minimum of 2 weeks to remove any items from Outgoing.
  • Knowledgeable members are encouraged to establish and announce the fair market value of any high-value items in Outgoing.
  • Members may only take personal ownership of HacDC items in the Trash pile. Members may make arrangements with the Secretary to take possession of HacDC property as soon as it's moved to the Trash pile (following the monthly members meeting). If the Trash shelving is near capacity, the Board may solicit bids for the chore of responsibly disposing of the entire Trash pile at a monthly members' meeting, up to the maximum of one monthly membership fee (currently $60). In the absence of a membership vote otherwise, the Board may only accept the lowest bid.
  • The DC Department of Public Works offers a free, weekly electronics recycling drop-off service at the Benning Road Trash Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Road NE, each Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm (check website for updated hours).

(update, see: Fort Totten Transfer Station, http://dpw.dc.gov/service/fort-totten-transfer-station )

  • In cases of emergency when storage shelving is full and access to work areas or the safety of members requires accelerated disposal of HacDC property, the Board of Directors may vote to document, declare and announce an Emergency Disposal Week and shorten the minimum advertisement period of Outgoing 3 days for that week.