Lets face it. Everyone has one. A place where old computers, brick cell phones and other beige hardware goes to depreciate and die. Well, stop dealing with depreciation and e-waste guilt and give it to someone who could really use it. Below I’ve listed some organizations that will allow you to donate or recycle old electronics, allowing you to regain much needed space and clearing your conscience as well.
- Inveneo, a non-profit social enterprise whose mission is to empower people in remote and underserved communities and the organizations who serve them through access to computing and communications will take old flash drives and give them to students, aid workers and small businesses in the developing world.
- Interconnection’s mission is to make information technology accessible to underserved communities around the world.
- Digital Links has provided more than 65,000 computers to schools, hospitals and NGOs across Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. Your business can help provide technology solutions for development.
- World Computer Exchange helps to bridge the global digital divide for youth all over the world by expanding local capacity for the educational use and responsible disposal of computers.
- Close the Gap makes reused and refurbished computers available to underprivileged individuals in Africa and other developing countries.
- RECONNECT is a Goodwill/Dell Computer partnership that does environmentally responsible recycling. FREE drop-off recycling and reuse options for unwanted electronics.
- CollectiveGood collects used cell phones and donates the refurbished phones to both the developing world and organizations in the US, such as Planned Parenthood, United Way, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, etc.