- Contact your local recycling centre to find out what items of equipment they can accept and in what condition
- Make sure that you permanently delete all files and programs on your computer’s hard-drive
- Check for any instruction manuals, cables or accessories that you could donate with it.
- If you are also recycling software with your computer, make sure you include the software licence and any installation CDs
Yes. Your local recycling centre may accept computers for recycling, or you can donate your computer, even if it isn’t in perfect working order!
Can it be recycled: near your postcode?
How should I recycle computers?
What else can I do with them?
If your computer equipment is in good working order, you may be able to sell your computer. Try advertising online, in a local paper or on local notice boards. Alternatively, try donating it to a local community group or charity.
Donating your unwanted computer equipment to a charity is a great way to help others. For some charities it is important that the equipment is in good working order; however other groups have technicians who can repair them.
Take a look at the internet - there are lots of charities that will be able to make use of your unwanted computer equipment.