Goodwill offers FREE, safe, easy and environmentally responsible recycling of computers and electronics. Goodwill is able to provide this service through a partnership with Dell Reconnect that aims to provide residential consumers with a safe place to recycle used computers. Dell has industry-leading experience in offering responsible consumer recycling programs that meet the highest standards of workplace and environmental safety.
Working together, Goodwill and Dell are making free computer recycling available to more consumers and helping to raise consumer awareness about the importance of responsibly recycling used computers.
Where can I drop off my old computer and other electronics?
Public donations of personal computers and electronics are accepted at all Goodwill Stores and Attended Donation Centers (except the North Side Store). A note about TV donations: As of July 14, 2013, Goodwill is no longer able to accept TV donations. Please click here for more information.
For a complete list of drop-off locations, you can also visit www.reconnectpartnership.com.
What happens to my computer once it's been donated to Goodwill?
Computers that can be refurbished are sold at Goodwill stores, including Goodwill's ComputerWorks store in Lawrenceville. Donating your computer not only helps keep e-waste out of landfills and helps families buy used electronic products at an affordable price, but every donation helps Goodwill bring the power of work to someone in your community!
Important information about hard drives
Neither Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania nor Dell is responsible or liable for personal data or hard drives. Goodwill has a secure facility where computers are disassembled and processed for recycling. Newer computers have the hard drives wiped to the Department of Defense DOD 5220.22-M standard and the hard drives of older computers are destroyed, but ultimately Goodwill cannot take responsibility for confidential information.
If you wish to remove personal data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill, a number of free services are available online that will completely erase hard drives.
You may also bring your computer to our ComputerWorks store (125 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 - located inside of the Lawrenceville Goodwill Retail Store) and we will wipe the hard drive for you and issue a Certificate of Data Destruction. The cost for this service is $20.00 per hard drive. Volume discounts are available.