Where to Donate Older Equipment
Last Update 10/2015 (the month/year next to each organization indicates the last time we check with them.)
The best way to reuse computers is always through existing personal connections. Do you or your friends know a school, church, or community center that might need help?
For Macintoshes or other older computer equipment, here are some other organizations that may accept your donation:
Youth Action Africa (Updated 10/2015)
(A youth led organization with a mission to alleviate poverty in Africa through education and improved access to information and resources. We are looking for P4 PCs and better as well as Mac/Apples donations for our Community Computer and Entrepreneurship Development Centers in Africa)
617-966 - 9956
South End Technology Center (Mac/Apple donations) (Updated 10/2015)
359 Columbus Ave., Boston
Castle Square Computer Repair Clinic (Updated 10/2015)
rear door of 476 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
Technology Center Manager
Our refurbishing program provides residents of Castle Square Apartments, and the surrounding community with free refurbished computers. We are looking for P4 PCs and better, with at least 256 MB RAM and 10+ GB Hard drives. We can't accept CRT monitors at the moment.
Bikes Not Bombs (newer Mac's) (Updated 10/2015) Check their current wish list.
284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-0222 ask for Sean
A "Virtual Exchange Network" with hundreds of participating nonprofit organizations which includes computer donations and a lot more. (Updated 7/2014)
STEP2K - Science & Technology Education Partnership (looking for G5 Macintosh, Mac-Intel 2008+ Desktop CPUs). (Updated 10/2015)
177 Highland St. Fort Hill, Roxbury, MA 02119.
492Cafe is look for G4 or newer Macs to help out with their audio projects. (Updated 7/2014)
PO box 54-0254
She takes Macs, Pentiums for teaching classes in housing projects and other locations.
Wastecap's List of places to donate used computers in Massachusetts.
To offer you computer for free to anyone who might want it try Craig's List Free Stuff Section
NOTE: Computers, and especially monitors, should not be put in regular trash, because they poison the environment. In fact, in Massachusetts it is illegal to do so. If you are an individual, you should contact your town for help in making arrangements for proper disposal. If you are a business, there are companies to process the material properly, for example:
35 Medford Street
Somerville, MA 02143
e-mail: info at earthwormrecycling.org
ElectroniCycle, Inc. (a major recycling center)
461-471 West Broadway
Gardner, MA 01440
Hours: MON-FRI 8 am - 4 pm
Toll Free: 800 - 829 - 5082
Local: 978 - 632 - 7666
Fax: 978 - 632 - 1651
Superior Special Services
218 Canton Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (732) 388-3005
Days/Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
Location Notes: This site will accept recyclables from residents and businesses.
Materials Collected / Services Offered:
Computer Donation - Reuse, Computers, Fluorescent Light Bulb Disposal, NiCd
Batteries, Items Containing Mercury
Massachusetts DEP's CRT Recycling Information Page
Mass DEP Recycling Services Directory: Computer and Electronic Equipment/Supplies (non-paper)
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