PHLDonateTech is a City initiative calling on residents and businesses to donate, recycle, and provide computers to families and people in need across Philadelphia.
Through PHLDonateTech’s new partnership with nonprofit tech refurbisher PCs for People, retired tech devices like laptops, desktops, and tablets, will be refurbished and provided at no or low cost to low-income households. Help make it possible by donating your old tech!
For Businesses: Request a Bulk Pickup
Are you a small, medium, or large business, nonprofit or other entity in the greater Philadelphia region with technology to get rid of? Individuals, organizations, or corporations with over 15 usable computers can schedule a pick up at no-cost with PCs for People. All devices are assessed, data-sanitized, refurbished, and provided to families, individuals, and nonprofits in need, or recycled (zero-landfill).
For Individuals: Drop off Your Old Devices
Individuals with less than 15 computers to recycle can drop them off at PCs for People’s Philadelphia location (coming soon).
What type of equipment does PCs for People accept?
PCs for People accepts:
- Desktop and laptop computers
- Computer power cords
- Mobile devices
- AND MORE
Items can be in any condition; new, used, or broken/non-working. All equipment collected will have its data wiped and will be refurbished or sustainably recycled.
For more information about PCs for People’s E-Recycling visit: https://www.pcsforpeople.org/recycle
What is PCs for People?
PCs for People is a nonprofit social enterprise working to get low-cost quality computers and internet into the homes of individuals, families, and nonprofits in need of devices. PCs for People primarily serves individuals, families, and nonprofits who meet low-income guidelines (200 percent of the federal poverty level or 60 percent of area median income, and/or enrollment in income-based government programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Federal Public Housing Assistance).
PCs for People provides a valuable service to businesses, families, and the planet by keeping computers out of landfills and repurposing them to advance digital inclusion. By recycling your electronics with PCs for People, you’ll join thousands of other businesses across the country that use their retired technology to give back to their local communities.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
How will my data be protected if I donate my equipment?
PCs for People provides complimentary data sanitization for every device they receive. If not all data can be destroyed digitally, PCs for People will destroy the physical assets and responsibly dispose of them through an eStewards or R2 certified organization.
Learn more: https://www.pcsforpeople.org/certified-data-destruction/
Are there any fees?
No. PCs for People provides no-cost, white-glove pickup services for business within 300 miles of Philadelphia who have 15+ devices to recycle.
Can PCs for People provide me with a tax-exempt letter regarding my donation?
Yes. Individuals and businesses can both request a tax-exemption letter. In addition, businesses will receive an impact report detailing how their devices are making a difference for the community and environment.
Who will receive my donated devices?
PCs for People will refurbish your devices and provide them at no- or low-cost to those most in need. Eligible customers include those who are 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.
I am a nonprofit or community organization working with people in need of devices. How can I get these refurbished computers for my clients?
Become a PCs for People partner! Philadelphia nonprofits can schedule a computer distribution event at your location or become a distribution center within your community. Email email@example.com for more information.
I am in need of a computer. How can I get one of these refurbished devices?
Individuals can also contact a local Digital Navigator for more support. Philadelphia’s Digital Navigators can help individuals find a low-cost or free computer, sign up for internet access or troubleshoot internet connectivity, and provide support using the computer or internet. The following organizations are part of the City of Philadelphia’s Digital Navigator Network:
- Community Learning Center
- Drexel’s ExCiTe Center
Contact a Digital Navigator by dialing 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact a Digital Navigator through our community partners.
As part of its PHLDonateTech program, the City of Philadelphia (“City”) is providing links to recyclers and/or refurbishers listed above (the “Refurbishers”) to recycle and provide computers to families and people in need across Philadelphia. Any Refurbishers working with PHLDonateTech are not operated or controlled by the City. The City is providing these Refurbishers for your convenience only. If you use any of the links above, you will leave the City’s website and be directed to a website for that particular Refurbisher.
The City provides no warranties, promises, and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the nature, diligence, or data security practices provided by any partner Refurbishers. It is your responsibility to ensure that any computer donated as part of the PHLDonateTech program is completely wiped of any personal, confidential, or sensitive data before it is donated. The City disclaims any and all responsibility for ensuring the protection, security, or safeguarding of any data remaining on computers donated as part of PHLDonateTech. Further, the City makes no representations or warranties, and provides no advice, about the applicability or eligibility of any potential tax consequences, deductions or credits as a result of your participation in PHLDonateTech.
By clicking on the links above, you acknowledge that in no event shall the City be liable to you or to any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential or other damages, costs, or expenses arising out of or in relation to your participation in, or the donations made through PHLDonateTech or use of any of the Refurbisher’s websites.