Computer Recycling

Computer Recycling will be opening for limited hours starting Wednesday October 13.


The hours will be:
     Tuesday mornings: 10:00 am - noon
     Wednesday afterrnoons: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

For your protection, only a couple customers allowed in the store at a time.  It is necessary to wear a mask and stay socially distanced while in the store.

The outside door will be locked. Please, ring the door bell when you arrive and we will come let you in.

We welcome donated computers and electoronic equipment.  Please come during open hours or email cr@theworkingcentre.org to make arrangements.

 

Computer Recycling gives computers a second life and provides people with access to affordable technology.

Refurbish / Recycle

  • Computer Recycling welcomes donated electronics which we refurbish and make available at a low cost.  This meets an important need in our community and is an environmentally responsible way to dispose of electronics that you no longer require.
  • We collect old computers, printers, monitors, phones, and other electronics.
  • We completely wipe all donated equipment to ensure your private data is protected. 
  • While we accept older hardware donations, second generation Intel i-series or newer equipment is the most beneficial.
  • By using donated equipment and free open source software, we are able to provide low cost computers for people living on a limited income.
  • Any donated electronics that can not be repaired or is no longer useful is environmentally recycled.

Sales

  • Computer Recycling sells computers and other electronic items and parts at an affordable cost.
  • We sell refurbished and donated equipment such as: computers, computer parts, cables, printers, etc.
  • We only offer computers with the Xubuntu operating system.  It offers great functionality, operates faster, requires fewer updates, and the software is open souce so does not require costly licenses.
  • These systems are designed to meet basic computer needs and are suitable for Internet browsing, e-mail, word processing, zoom, watching video, and using online tools.
  • Computer Recycling store is open to the public for limited hours each week.  We are also open for online shopping (via Kijiji) and curbside pick up.
  • Email us, view linstings on Kijiji, and drop in during open hours to see what we offer.
    • Tuesday mornings: 10:00 am - noon
    • Wednesday afterrnoons: 1:00  - 4:00 pm

Repairs

  • Due to limited capacity at this time, Computer Recycling is only able repair the computers that it has sold.
  • Recycled parts available for sale such as: cables, drives, video cards, sound cards, modems, network cards, and more.
  • When possible, we will offer advice and answer technical questions via email.

Training and Support

  •  We fully support and offer a warranty on the computers that we sell.
  •  Computer Recycling is currently offering introductory training and support for the Xubuntu computers that we sell.  Contact us for details.

Xubuntu Operating System

Xubuntu Linux desktopComputer Recycling specializes in offering computers with the the Xubuntu Linux operating system.  It is a great way to start experiencing open source software.

Our Xubuntu computers tend to be less expensive than the same computers running Windows because of the added licensing cost of Windows systems.

  • Other operating systems such as Windows and Apple require expensive software licenses.  Xubuntu can be used and easily reinstalled at no cost since it is "Free" (as in freedom) software. The General Public License used by Xubuntu allows you to copy and give out DVD copies of Xubuntu

 

Contact Information

For more information about Computer Recycling, please contact us.

Email: cr@theworkingcentre.org
Phone: 519-743-1151 ext. 225
Location:

66 Queen Street South (entrance on Charles Street)
Basement

Hours:

Tuesday mornings: 10:00 am - noon
 Wednesday afterrnoons: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

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