RE: [GRRN] 5 1/4" floppy computer disks

Brennan, Terry (
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:27:49 -0700

Mr. Wood,

If these disks are unused, before handing these off to someone who would
recycle them I suggest first trying to find a reuse option. There are a lot
of old computers that have been refurbished by the National Cristina
Foundation, the Detwiler Foundation, and many others that still use disks of
this size. It would seem that these organizations would have connections to
people or organizations that could use them for their intended purpose.

You could contact someone through this site:

You might also contact World Opportunities International in Hollywood at
(213)466-7187 to see if they know of potential uses or others that may be

And, if you can hold on to them for any length of time, or if this might be
an ongoing supply for a while, you could list the disks in CalMAX, the
California Materials Exchange, at this address:, or contact CalMAX's manager, Kevin Taylor
at (916)255-2487.

Hope this helps.

Terry S. Brennan
Integrated Waste Management Specialist
California Integrated Waste Management Board
(916) 255-4733

Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the State of
California or the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Wood []
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 9:17 AM
To: multiple recipients of
Subject: [GRRN] 5 1/4" floppy computer disks

Can anyone help unload a few, actually, millions of 5 1/4" floppy disks?
They are in eleven (11) tractor trailers, in Southern, CA, ten to a pack,
ten packs to a case. It would be a shame to landfill them, but this may be
enough disks to supply to world for the rest of time.

James Wood
Hesco/Hi-Rise Recycling Systems

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