INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

Find out how you can donate your computer to PCs for People for recycling.

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. All electronic recycling is accepted FREE of charge! The only exception is CRT monitors and tube TVs (see below). We are a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and are on the Minnesota Recyclers list.

Equipment accepted

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptops
  • LCD Monitors (All sizes)
  • Plasma screens
  • LED screens
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • Speakers
  • Hard Drives
  • Memory
  • Power Cords
  • Any Computer Accessories!

Not Accepted

  • CRT monitors
  • Rear projection TVs
  • Tube TVs
  • CRT all-in-one computers

If you have any of these items to recycle, please try Best Buy (nationwide) or Tech Dump (St. Paul/Minneapolis area).

Where to Donate Equipment

PCs for People has multiple locations. Each location has a slightly different policy for receiving donated equipment:

Saint Paul, MN

Individuals looking to donate equipment in the Twin Cities can simply drop it off at our St. Paul location at 1481 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104 between the hours of 9 AM and 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

If you have any questions, please check our recycling FAQs page. You may also contact info@pcsforpeople.com or call 651-354-2552.

Please note that we no longer accept electronic equipment from businesses at our St. Paul location on Marshall Avenue, as we have now separate warehouse space that is NAID certified to handle that equipment. For more information about recycling with PCs for People as a business, please e-mail recycling@pcsforpeople.org or view our Corporate Services recycling page.

Denver, CO

Drop off computers and accessories for us to recycle in Denver at 60 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80223 during our open hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30m - 5pm

If you have any questions, please check our recycling FAQs page. You may also contact denver@pcsforpeople.com or call 720-278-7725.

Mankato, MN

Donations can be dropped off in Mankato by appointment only. Please contact Andrew Elofson at 507-304-4291 to setup an appointment.

Grand Rapids, MN

Donations can be dropped off in Grand Rapids at 811 NE 4th Street between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Thursday. Please make sure donations are in working order and meet our requirements. Computers must be less than 8 years old.

The Grand Rapids office does not accept CRT monitors that are larger than 17 inches from front to back and does not accept desk top or laptop units with older than a Pentium 4 processor. Contact Briana Anderson with questions at brianaa@kootasca.org or call (218) 999-5883.

Tax Benefits

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

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.