It is hard rubbish time around town and I have noticed a lot of old TV's that have been cracked open and left with the screen down and the back case to the side. I get the idea that someone has done this to remove a component that is either reusable or recyclable. Any idea what is going on?
Our area has a "healthy"(been going for over a decade) scrap metal recycling activity of guys in cars with trailers circling the streets and collecting every piece of metal from kerbside that they can.
About three years ago, Smorgons was paying $1.??/kg for domestic aluminium (cans) and $1.45/kg for extruded aluminium, but only $50/ton in ton lots for iron. They scrap yard guy was of the opinion that he couldn't see how they make any money as they had to bring in a number of loads for each ton.
I think copper was $1.35/kg at the time. Suppossedly the prices have dropped since then, but I no longer acculmulating scrap the way I was. It was/is a good way to get rid of cases from old computers.
Last year one of my neighbours tossed out some pizzabox servers. He had written on them "working - disks removed". Somebody came along and smashed off the CPU heatsinks, which were all copper. I am surprised they knew that as most of them seem to be retarded white trash bogans driving rusted utes and vans.