Chance to recycle computers in amnesty
Home and business computer users who have broken or obsolete PCs or laptops cluttering their offices will have a chance to recycle them at the next Marlborough Communities Market.
A Computer Amnesty is being run by Marlborough-based Green Machine. For every computer handed in, the company will donate £5 to a local good cause: Aldbourne YouthCouncil, Transition Marlborough, Afrikaya, Helen and Douglas House, or Great Bedwyn British Legion.
The computers will then be recycled, either by being memory-wiped, refurbished and resold, or harvested for their precious components. For every computer than Green Machine resells, a further donation will be made to the local charities.
Green Machine is the brainchild of former IBM technician Simon Crisp, who launched the company after being made redundant. Simon collects old PCs and electronic equipment for free and refurbishes them be used by families on low incomes, students, or anyone in need of a computer for around £100.
The computer amnesty will occupy one of 30 stalls at the Marlborough Communities Market in High Street on Sunday, August 5, from 11am to 4pm.
Following the success of the first market, organisers say August's event will boast an even greater range of local produce - including local teas, honey, fudge, flowers, plants, cheese and mushrooms – and arts and crafts including handmade shawls, oil cloth bags, bunting, soap and clothes.
Purton House Organics will be bringing vegetables, soft fruit and eggs, while Neustift Goats from Lyneham and Greens of Glastonbury will be selling cheeses, and Langsfords Preserves will be selling Hedgerow chutneys and relishes.
And refreshments including teas, cakes and savouries will be sold from a 1950s themed beach hut, courtesy of The Cotswold Cooks.
For more information about the Market, log on to www.marlboroughmarket.org.uk For more information about computer recycling go to www.green-machine.org