Computer Recycling gives computers a second life, 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. This provides a great opportunity for A+ computer course students to gain hands on experience in computer hardware.
- 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.
- A package deal is always available to purchase an entire computer system. This would include the computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse. We have a selection of low cost computers that come with with either Linux or Windows.
- These systems are generally made for first time or beginner level computer users and are suitable for Internet use, e-mail and word processing.
- We have MRR (Microsoft Registered Refurbisher) status, which allows us to pre-install Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 on refurbished computers made available to low income individuals or non-profit organizations.
- We also support FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) installing Xubuntu Linux on other computers that are generally available at lower cost than their Microsoft counterparts. (And we can help with Linux questions in the repair shop).
- Unusable computer equipment is stripped down, with the steel and complex technologies properly recycled through various local recyclers.
- 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.
- 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 training in the industry standard CompTIA A+ certification.
- 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.