St. Paul, MN

Electronics Recycling Center & Retail Location

Since 2008, PCs for People Minnesota has been working in St. Paul to serve the community through low-cost computers, internet, digital skills, and free e-recycling. 

Our St. Paul location serves as headquarters for our national organization and is both NAID-AAA and R2-certified for e-waste recycling. 

In-Store Prices

Desktop Computers: Linux desktops start at $0, Windows desktops start at $30

Laptop Computers: Windows laptops start at $50

Internet: $80 for the device, $15 per month for service (or free service through the Affordable Connectivity Program)

*Inventory varies, supplies are limited.

Retail Location

Address:  1481 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone:  651-354-2552

Recycling Location

Address:  2492 Doswell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone:  651-354-2552

PCs for People is an iSigma Member

Retail Location Hours

Monday – Friday:  10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday:   Closed

*Masks are required in-store.*

Recycling Location Hours

Monday – Friday:  9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday:   Closed

1481 Marshall Avenue

  • Low-Cost Desktop & Laptop Computers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Internet Devices & Subscriptions
  • Computer Repairs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Digital Skills Classes

2492 Doswell Avenue

  • Certified Electronics Recycling
  • Individual Electronics Drop-off
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Digital Learning Center

free digital skills classes

Our digital skills classes are designed to help you become more comfortable using a computer and internet, whether its for your job, education, or everyday use.

Classes Offered

  • Essential Computer Skills – Computer Basics, Windows 10, Mac OS, Internet Basics, Email
  • Essential Software Skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks – Typing, Social Media, Internet Safety, Advanced Computer Skills 


Classes are offered as in-person one-on-one, online one-on-one, or online group workshop formats. One-on-one
classes are conducted via computer, tablet, or phone and are offered in all of the above class subjects. Online group
workshops are conducted via Zoom and cover Computer Basics, Windows 10, Internet Basics, and Email.


Available hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

One-on-One Classes are by Appointment Only. Online workshops are pre-scheduled.

Meet Our Director

Chris Cairo

Chris came to PCs for People with over thirty years of management, sales, and procurement experience in the agriculture and food market spaces. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, he has served on various Boards (Family & Children’s Service, Easter Lutheran Church, Zeeland Lumber) and has a lifetime of volunteer experience, including four years working with youth at Treehouse Hope. A passionate soccer fan (Go Loons!), Chris and his wife reside in Eagan, MN.

Upcoming Events

Can’t make it to our store? Shop our selection of desktops, laptops, and mobile hotspots at one of our upcoming pop-up shop events. 

St. Louis Park, MN

May 6, 2023, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Dress for Success Pop-Up Shop | Dress for Success Twin Cities, 6900 Oxford St, St Louis Park, MN 55426 | No registration is needed for this event.

*Eligibility documents must be brought to these events. You must be currently participating in a government-based assistance program or have a qualifying household income (less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines or 60% of area median income). Please make sure your documents are dated within the last year and/or show current coverage. For more information about eligibility, click here.


Jamie Schmidt
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Absolutely amazing service. The lady, don't remember her name, she specifically was more than helpful. She was friendly not to just is but to her coworkers as well...she was planning to cook dinner for the whole group.
Stephanie Melton
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Fantastic customer service. Thank you Eva and Murphy! Highly recommend these guys for internet service.
Fan1 Fan1
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I spoke with Jerome, and he helped me navigate through the online process with ease. I am not a tech savvy person and he was beyond patient with me and highly knowledgeable. I can’t thank you enough Jerome Ms Kay from STL.
Brad Grant
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I go to the St. Paul center and used their services for years. People there are helpful. Prices are great. Equipment is remanufactured. Usefulness of their services is exceptional. Quality of the equipment is iffy. But they are good people working with what they have. As for the hotspot: take battery out. Put battery away. Don't use internal batteries. Use an external power source. Modem batteries get very hot and explode.
Trila Malone
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I walked in and Trey was amazing; I was helped right away my concerns were addressed and they even credited my account for the inconvenience; I left in awe; I am happy with the service!
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That lady Jordan is literally the best customer service person ever! Would highly recommend. I’ve had nothing but the best experiences. They’ve always been so helpful and polite and know what they’re doing. Thanks so much for being awesome, especially you Jordan!