Plainfield to make old equipment available to the public


By Marney Simon | Enterprise Staff

It won’t be left on the curb or tossed in the dumpster.
But dozens of pieces of office and electronic equipment will be up for grabs, now that they are no longer needed by the village of Plainfield.

Last month, members of the village board signed off on an authorization to dispose of a variety of surplus property that has been collected in the basement of the village hall.

Among the items are office equipment that has been heavily used over the years, and is no longer in good condition. Equipment used by the Plainfield Television Group is also included in the surplus property.

According to the staff report on the property, the stockpile of equipment is outdated and unnecessary, and currently is taking up a significant amount of space in the Village Hall basement, which could otherwise be used for shelter for emergency or additional storage for the village.

The village plans to make the items available to the public via public avenues, including the upcoming “Really Really Free Market” at the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Items will also be donated to Goodwill and other charitable groups.

The Really Really Free Market event is held annually by PUMC. The church uses the event to redistribute items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. The event accepts items from the public ranging from clothing and jewelry to tools and electronics.

The fifth annual Really Really Free Market takes place at PUMC on Saturday, Aug. 5.

The surplus property available from the village includes:

  • Office chairs
  • Desks
  • Studio lights
  • VHS players
  • DVD players
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer modems
  • Tripods
  • Studio props
  • VHS tapes
  • Miscellaneous electronic equipment, working and not working

The village will work with Waste Management for appropriate disposal of any unwanted electronic waste.

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