We are looking for donations of working Dual and Quad Core computers and related computer components such as SATA hard drives, DDR memory sticks, motherboards, power supplies and video cards.
To arrange for larger donations, please call (519) 743-1151 Ext. 121, or if you wish you can complete the donation form and fax it for arrangements.
Please bring as little packaging and boxes as possible and avoid bringing Styrofoam.
What Happens To Donated Hard Drives?
We will never boot from a hard drive before it has been wiped of data. Hard drives we are going to keep are overwritten several times in the process of testing. If we are not going to reuse a hard drive, it is physically destroyed in our facility before we send it to a responsible e-waste recycler.
We use a program called Darik’s Boot and Nuke to wipe your data from the hard drive. If you would like to erase your hard drive you can use one of the following programs:
With many thanks to our donors, we appreciate the continuous contribution of all our donors and would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge the businesses who have donated computers to us in the past.
- Madorin, Snyder LLP
- Campana Systems, Inc.
- Nautalex Business Services Inc.
- Grand River Hospital
- CIGI (The Centre for International Governance Innovation)
- The Mercury
- The Record
- TMMC (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc) of Cambridge
- Region of Waterloo Library
- Maplesoft of Waterloo
- MCAP of Kitchener and Toronto
- The C3 Group of Breslau
- The City of Kitchener
- The Waterloo Public Library
- Northern Lights Canada
- Nathaniel Hill
- Delta Elevator Co. Ltd.
Computer Component (most wanted):
- Video cards: PCIe (256MB+)
- Hard Drives: 200GB+ (SATA) (3.5" & 2.5")
- SSDs (Solid State Drives)
- RAM: 1GB+ DDR2 RAM/DDR3/DDR4
- DMS-59 to VGA or DVI adapters
- Working desktop laser printers (especially HP Laserjet 1320n)
Tools Wish List:
- Anti-static tools
- (10 ton) Small hydraulic or pneumatic press for crushing hard drives.