We recycle household electronics and give away free refurbished computers to those in need to help narrow the digital divide. Since 1994 we have given away thousands of computers to schools, non-profit organizations and economically and/or physically disadvantaged individuals. Discarded electronics are reclaimed and refurbished in our training program where volunteers learn to restore computers for home, school, and office applications.
There's no charge if you drop it off. Computers, Printers, Monitors, TV's, VCR's, Stereos, Phones, & MORE, plus ALL their Accessories; Household or Office, Working or Not, WE'LL TAKE IT.
We also accept small appliances such as microwaves, toaster ovens, blenders, and coffee-makers PROVIDED THEY ARE CLEAN.(No "science projects", please!)
Although it costs us a little more, our electronics are NOT exported for treatment in countries with low environmental standards. Instead we send all our unrefurbishable electroncs to ECS Refining in Santa Clara, a metals refinery which processes scrap electronics by shredding and separating the components, ferrous metals (steel), copper and precious metals, aluminum, and plastic. The steel and aluminum are recycled as metals, the plastic is recycled as plastic, and the copper and precious metals are sampled, prepared, and packaged for shipment to a primary copper smelter.
We accept cash or check.
We give old computers new life by placing refurbished products with non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, victims of fire and tragedy, and low-income and disabled households. Our volunteer technicians produce computers every week from your donations, to help organizations and families that would not otherwise have the means to obtain this technology. We continue to provide free computers and equipment to local organizations like these, just to name a few:
Your tax-deductible equipment donations help us to provide no cost refurbished equipment to schools, non-profits, and the disadvantaged. We are in constant need of supplies, equipment, and services. If you have something we can use, or you would like to help, please let us know.
Volunteers come to us from all walks of life to receive hands-on experience while building and testing equipment that they would not ordinarily have access to. People who need to fulfill Community Service hours may also apply at MCRC. Our volunteers are vital to our program, and help support our organization while we support our community. No previous experience is necessary!
What do we do with the stuff we can't bring back to life? We recycle it! All unusable material is shipped to our sister facility in Berkeley, and then broken down to component parts and channeled to the appropriate recycler. We take great care to ensure that our waste products are handled in environmentally friendly ways, and not shipped overseas to become someone's else's toxic nightmare.
Please come in and drop off your electronic equipment or volunteer at the Marin Computer Resource Center, and know that you are a part of what we do.
Unfortunately, as of August 1st, 2012, due to significant computer demand locally and a reduction in company revenue, equipment and staffing, we are NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP COMPUTERS. Sorry!
HARD DRIVE WIPING SERVICE FEE REDUCED! Now only $15.00 per drive.Free Computer Program Progress:
Over the last 3 years we've given away over 1300 computers! When you donate a computer / crt monitor or any electronics it really helps our program and you get a tax deduction!
42 Digital Dr #3
Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415) 883-1428
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
5pm - 9pm Tech Night
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
We're open on Saturdays!
Now you can bring your unwanted electronics to us - We have more parking than we know what to do with or drive up to the roll-up door and our attendant will help you park and unload your vehicle. We will provide a rolling cart.
If you are in the East Bay, please visit our sister facility: Alamedia County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC)