The Reconnect Pittsburgh alliance with Dell is a comprehensive computer recovery, reuse and environmentally responsible program that combines Goodwill’s donation and retail infrastructure with the recycling experience and resources of Dell. Goodwill collects donated computers and transfers selected equipment to a Dell product recovery partner with proceeds coming back to Goodwill. Proceeds support Goodwill's job-training and education programs to help people improve their quality of life through work and related services.
Where can I drop off my old computer?
Public donations of personal computers and accessories are accepted at all Goodwill Stores and Attended Donation Centers (except the North Side Store). A note about TV donations: Goodwill is no longer able to accept TV donations.
For a complete list of drop-off locations, you can also visit www.reconnectpartnership.com.
Important information about hard drives
Neither Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania nor Dell is responsible or liable for personal data or hard drives. Computers that will be sold in our stores have the hard drives wiped to the Department of Defense DOD 5220.22-M standard, 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.