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Warehouse of ComputersOverview

The ewasteCollective (formerly Alameda County Computer Resource Center) is a nonprofit organization that diverts technological and hazardous waste from landfills. They accept donations of working and non-working computers equipment and receive the donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Tax-deductible receipts are provided with each donation.

The refurbished computers are donated to nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, economically and disabled individuals, and developing countries. ewasteCollective provides one year of free repair and maintenance for all equipment distributed. Through their volunteer training program, they provide technical training to disadvantaged individuals. ewasteCollective placed more than 1,000 computers in 1998, over 2,000 in 1999, and over 3,000 in the year 2000.

Materials Accepted Source of Materials Collection Services Geographic
Service Area
ewasteCollective accepts any computer and electronic equipment (working or non-working), televisions, and monitors. Nothing is too obsolete. No food-related (e.g., microwaves, blenders, etc.) or home appliances are accepted. Fees may apply to certain items; call first for details. Donations are received from large corporations, small businesses, individuals, and disposal facilities. All materials may be brought to the centers during drop-off hours. No appointments are necessary. Large donations (30 units or more) may be picked up by appointment. Fees may apply to certain items; call first for details. Northern California. Shipping is the responsibility of the donor and the shipping cost can be included with the tax-deductible receipt.

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Last updated: February 8, 2017
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