Where to Donate Computers and Electronics in the Bay Area, CA

List of Bay Area, California organizations where you can donate used computers and electronics.

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Buying equipment? Consider buying certified refurbished (i.e., Ebay Refurbished, Amazon Renewed or sold as refurbished on computer manufacturers' websites such as Lenova) or use the EPA's Greener Electronics guide to find greener new equipment.
(Please Note: Global Stewards does not accept donations).

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If you live in Marin County, you can purchase good used computer equipment with a 90 day warranty at Renew Computers, 446 DuBois Street in San Rafael. Call first to confirm they have what you're looking for: (415) 457-8801.

eWasteCollective accepts the following. You will receive a tax write-off for computer donations. They will attempt to fix your equipment and then donate it to someone who cannot afford to buy a computer. If it cannot be reused, it will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
Cities: Novato, CA and Berkeley, CA
Website: ewastecollective.org
Contact and Drop Off Locations: ewastecollective.org/contact/

Computer Recycling Center (CRC)
CRC accepts the following (scroll to "We are currently accepting") from businesses and municipalities. They offer pickups only for these items and their components/accessories as well as a PREPAID “ship it to us” option.
Cities: several in California
Website: crc.org
Pick-Up Services for Businesses: crc.org/crc-computer-laptop-business-pick-up-form/

Goodwill Industries RECONNECT Program
RECONNECT is a comprehensive electronics recovery, reuse and environmentally responsible recycling opportunity for consumers in participating communities. RECONNECT offers FREE drop-off recycling and reuse options for unwanted electronics. Goodwill Industries and Dell partnered to create RECONNECT, a free program for consumers to reuse and responsibly recycle unwanted electronics. Simply bring in your donation to your participating local Goodwill store or Goodwill donation drop-off site. Proceeds from resale value of donations will be returned to Goodwill Industries to support their mission of creating job opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment.
Locate a Participating Goodwill: Listings

Staples Recycling Program
Staples accepts the following. Staples responsibly recycles a wide array of electronics and other items.
Website: Staples Recycling
Locate a store: Listings

Menlo-Atherton High School PTA Computer Donation Program
This program accepts the following. They refurbish old computer equipment for Menlo-Atherton students who do not have access to a computer at home. Since the program started in 1999, the M-A High PTA has supplied over 8,000 computers to deserving M-A students.
Cities: Menlo Park, CA and Atherton, CA
Website and Contact: www.suekayton.com/MAHigh/donations.htm

Tech Exchange (formerly Oakland Technology Exchange West)
Tech Exchange accepts the following (scroll way down to "Acceptable Items"). Tech Exchange has been dedicated to championing digital equity and accessibility for under connected families in the Bay Area and surrounding cities since 1995. Their unwavering commitment centers on a sustainable and eco-friendly model, where they refurbish donated computers and put them in the hands of families, schools, and community organizations.
City: Oakland, CA
Web Site: techexchange.org
Contact and Drop Off Locations: techexchange.org/contact-us.html
Pick-Up Services for Businesses: techexchange.org/equipmentdonations.html

Renew Computers
Renew Computers accepts the following. They are the largest independent electronics recycling company in Marin County, California. They have a warehouse facility and service center centrally located in downtown San Rafael where computers and electronics are collected, sorted, repaired, reused or properly recycled. In addition to the recycling center, they operate an onsite discount parts warehouse, retail store and service department. They are a certified Microsoft Registered Refurbisher.
City: San Rafael, CA
Website: renewcomputers.com
Contact and Drop Off/Store Location: renewcomputers.com/contact-us-directions/

Silicon Valley Chapter of The World Computer Exchange
WEC accepts the following. The World Computer Exchange is the largest non-profit provider of reused computers to youth in developing countries. Since 2000, WCE has helped youth in 54 developing countries to gain digital literacy in 3,703 classrooms. By providing computers with educational content and training, WCE empowers schools to maximize technology use as they face the challenges of distance learning.
City: Palo Alto, CA
Website: worldcomputerexchange.org/who-we-are/chapters/
Contact: [email protected]


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