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post #1 of 238
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I think it is but i want to make sure, my school is throwing out 20 PC's stocked with 4gb RAM and an E8400 E0, plus some HDD's and stuff, all that is in each conputer. Some of them dont work for various reasons and others are just corrupt OS and the It at my school is dumb so they are throwing them out. I want to know if i can go into the dumpster and extract the parts.
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post #2 of 238
Its trash. Cops don't need a warrant to look through your trash on the curb so I'd say yea. But if the dumpsters on their property might be illegal. Just wash your hands before eating anything, lol.
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post #3 of 238
Ask your school IT department first. It's only polite. If they say no, take them at your own risk.

And I wouldn't take the HDDs because of data problems and such.
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post #4 of 238
It is illegal. However dumpster diving is quite fun sometimes (:
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post #5 of 238
Just get the parts ignore the cases

get one of those electric screwdrivers bring your bag with you
jump in start unscrewing and taking parts faster then you have ever taken anything apart before

After that
you should be good
or just ask them about it...see if you can take the computers...maybe even say yo look it i can repair these for a price wink.gif like say grades or even go as far as saying grad early tongue.gif or cash no check make sure its cash hahah
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post #6 of 238
As far as I know and learned back in the day.... once something is in the trash outside, it is public property. At least in Illinois. Don't quote me on this, but I'm like 80% sure of my answer.
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post #7 of 238
Why is it illegal, its going to go to a trash facility anyway were it will be squashed and squeezed and put underground, take at least 2.
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take it all!
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post #9 of 238
It is not illegal, but cover your bases and ask first.
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post #10 of 238
frown.gif school threw out atleast 20+ C2D rigs ( like 1.6ghz or something )

but apperntly no one could have them because they were owned by the school or some bullpoop..

the next week caught all the school techs taking them from the dumpster and puting them into their car..

i say.. as the school if you can. if they say yes. take them all.
if they say no... go arfter school or something and take as many as you can.
or open them up and take everything you can out ofem tongue.gif
    
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