Individuals Donating Used Computers

You can donate directly to Computers for Classrooms by visiting our facility during business hours – Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Please note: There is a $0.15/per lb. charge for recycling printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanners.

Donating used computers in California
Our donation door is located to the left of the double-door entrance.

Individuals are able to ring the doorbell of the Donations door. Our staff will unload your vehicle and give you a charitable donation receipt at your request.

All hard drives are removed from computers without turning on the system. The hard drives are either wiped completely by Blancco software or destroyed by our Degausser. All hard drives are processed in the same way. If you prefer written documentation and Certification of Wipe/Destruction for your records, Many medical clients, tax preparers, attorneys, and others prefer to have written documentation. For a Certificate of Wipe/Destruction, there is a $15.00 charge per hard drive for special processing. If the hard drive needs to be removed from the device or has mounting screws that need to be removed, there is an additional $5.00 charge per hard drive.

We accept computers, monitors, television sets, accessories, servers, cell phones, cables, and most electronics. An industry that has grown over the past few years is called Urban Mining. By reusing the commodities, there is a slowdown in mining new ore and the water needed to process it. Nothing goes to the landfill. We are charging $0.15/per lb. for recycling printers. Unfortunately, the request for printers has lessened, and we have to pay to recycle them properly. We do apologize for the inconvenience.

Donate used computers.
We appreciate all of the great support we get from our Chico community. You can donate your used computers or electronics to us any weekday from 9 am to 4 pm.

We accept working or non-working items. We triage the donations to determine if we can reuse, repair, or harvest working parts. Anything that cannot be reused is recycled. CFC follows the highest standards of Health and Safety, Environmental Protection Agency, Data Sanitization, Warehouse Management, and following any items leaving the facility to Approved Downstream Vendors.  The following are acceptable items.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 530-895-4175 option 2.