According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, there are approximately 110.2 million desktop computers, monitors, and laptop computers stockpiled in American storerooms, attics, garages, and basements. In 2007, only 18 percent of personal computers retired in the U.S. were recycled. PCs for People provides an even better form of reycling, reuse. Most working electronics equipment is accepted FREE of charge! We are a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and are on the Minnesota Recyclers list.
- Computers (CPU at or above Pentium 4HT approximately 8 years old or newer)
- Laptops (CPU at or above Pentium 4HT approximately 8 years old or newer)
- LCD Monitors (All sizes)
- Printers (working order with ink/toner)
- Hard Drives
- Power Cords
Where to Donate Equipment
Each PCs for People location has a slightly different policy for receiving donated equipment. Select your city from the list below to learn how to donate equipment.
Other than renewing the life of a computer and helping to solve the problem of e-waste a donor may be able to write off their donation. The IRS code provides a tax deduction for property donated to a charitable organization under applicable rules and regulations. For individuals, the charitable deduction for contributions of technology equals the fair market value (retail used value in the current market place) of the donated property. The donation is tax deductible for the year in which the equipment is received. A receipt letter will be provided to the donor upon completion of the donation process. That letter will reflect the year in which the equipment was received.
Data privacy is a priority for us. We offer secure data sanitization. Upon being received by PCs for People, each donated computer is wiped according to our data sanitization policy.