Computer Recycling

Computer Recycling gives computers a second life and provides people with access to affordable computers. Volunteers refurbish donated computers into working systems; they can also help repair your computer for a small donation.

Refurbish/Recycle

  • Previously used computers are donated for re-use, offering a creative avenue for using computers that are no longer useful to their original owners.
  • Reusable components are identified and built into working systems.
  • Computers are repaired, refurbished and made available at low cost. This allows us to provide computers to those who would otherwise not be able to afford a computer and are sold for a relatively small fee.
  • These systems are generally made for first time or beginner level computer users and are suitable for Internet use, e-mail and word processing.
  • As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher (MRR) we purchase citizenship licenses of Windows 10 and Office 2010 for select refurbished computers we make available to low income individuals or non-profit organizations.
  • Computer Recycling also has a selection of refurbished computers with Xubuntu Linux. Xubuntu Linux is a great way to start experiencing open source software and Xubuntu computers tend to be less expensive than the same computers running Windows due to the added licensing cost of Windows systems.
  • Unusable computer equipment is stripped down, with the steel and complex technologies properly recycled through various local recyclers.

Repair

  • As a service to low-income individuals, we offer a computer repair service. This is not designed to replace the services of many small businesses in our community, but to assist individuals who may not be able to afford computer repair costs.
  • Volunteers can help to repair your computer for a small donation.
  • The project allows the public to bring in their computer for low cost repairs, giving volunteers valuable troubleshooting experience.
  • Software updates can be easily completed using our access to high speed (broadband) Internet.
  • Advice is available for computer upgrades or purchases.
  • Recycled parts available: floppy drives, video cards, sound cards, modems, network cards, and more at a very low cost

Training

  • Computer Recycling provides hands-on training and experience for people learning to repair, maintain and build computers. This provides a unique opportunity for practical hardware, software and soft-skills training.
  • Learn about computers, monitors, LANs, and operating systems.
  • People in some of our training programs can benefit from a loaned computer for use at home.
  • The Working Centre offers many other computer training activities.

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-Friday: 10AM - 5PM

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