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Last Spring my building was being rewired and the workmen were throwing out
bunches of the stuff. I started rumaging in the dumpster. Unfortunately,
this was also the dumpster where the school lunches are tossed -- a BIG,
YUCK! So the next time I saw the workmen, I introduced myself as the art
teacher and asked if they could save some of the leftovers for me.
When they left I had boxes of wire, which I shared with other art teachers
in my district. But I had also been told (by other art teachers) that the
telephone company would not donate any to schools.
Maybe try finding a worksite were the working guys are, instead of the big
wigs??? It is a shame that it ends up in the landfills.
> When I called Bell Atlantic they told me that while they've made
>donations in the past, they no longer do so for 'liability/insurance
>reasons'. Which is a shame really, that'd they'd rather fill up some
>landfill then give it to someone who can turn it into something
>useful. Is this a national trend? If so, where have the rest of you
>been getting your wire?