Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Finding a good home for your old computer

RecycleMyComputer -- an organization that recycles used computers, refurbishes them, and then donates them to people who can't afford one -- is located in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center building (4805 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda, Md. 20814) on the second floor.

RecycleMyComputer accepts Pentium 4 computers or better (look for a sticker on the front). The organization can make use of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Pentium 4. Computers do not have to be in working condition; they can be repaired. Donations of CRT and LCD monitors, printers, keyboards, mice, etc., are also welcome but must be in working condition. Please bring the power cord that goes with your computer. This is especially important for laptop computers. All donations are tax-deductible; receipts are provided upon request.

The RecycleMyComputer staff is entirely volunteer and so rely on donors to bring their computers to the Regional Services Center. Please call before you come to be sure someone is there to accept your donation (301-469-6800, then press 1, X211).