Saturday, 29 January 2011

Computer recycling scheme for groups and organisations

The Society has received the following message from the Council's allotment officer:
Please see information below about a new scheme for recycling computer equipment which might be of benefit. My apologies if you’ve already seen this, but I want to make sure it’s distributed as widely as possible. Please feel free to pass it on to any groups or organiation who may benefit.

The Council has entered into a contract with Fujitsu to replace its computer equipment over a 5 year period. As part of this both organisations wish to benefit the local community by distributing 7000 PC units* over the lifetime of the project through a recycling partnership with ReBOOT. ReBOOT is a computer recycling social enterprise based in Moray and a registered charity.

Fujitsu are funding ReBOOT to provide this service and ReBOOT in turn will provide a range of training opportunities for different groups. ReBOOT are establishing a facility in Inverness to carry out this service.

It is proposed that the refurbished machines should be available to voluntary and community based organisations operating in the Highland area. This could include charities, social enterprises, community councils and clubs or groups such as Scout or Guide groups.

Should your organisation wish to be considered for one of the refurbished computers, we ask that you complete a short survey. The information that you provide will assist us in prioritising the distribution and will be used solely for this purpose. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.

The survey is available electronically on survey monkey and can be accessed at the following link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JDP9VYR

If you are unable to complete the survey electronically or know of any organisations who may wish to be considered for this programme but are not on email, paper versions of the survey can be provided by contacting the Policy Team on 01463 702006.

The closing date for responses is Friday 25th February.

Thank you.

* One unit is either a PAT tested computer and monitor or laptop with: certificate of authenticity; anti-virus software; Open Source office programme and; a 3 month return to base warranty with ReBOOT. Additional support after 3 months will be available from ReBOOT.

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