How to Donate a Computer
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont welcomes the donation of electronics including computers, printers and other peripherals at any of the following locations:
- The GRID: Powered by Goodwill (9605 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28262)
- Goodwill Retail Stores operated by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
- Goodwill Attended Donation Centers operated by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
To find the nearest donation center, please enter your zip code in the Goodwill Locator at the bottom of the page.
Goodwill will pick up your donation if you have more than six large items. This may also include office furniture and equipment.
Donating a Computer is Safe!
All donated computers are processed by individuals in Goodwill’s E-cycling Training Program. Goodwill uses specialty software and U. S. Department of Defense standards to destroy personal data left on all hard drives it resells in The GRID: Powered by Goodwill store. Older computers are “de-manufactured” and hard drives are destroyed.
While Goodwill takes steps to verify erasure or destruction of data on storage devices, Goodwill assumes no responsibility for data.
Donating a Computer is Good for the Environment!
Computers are not allowed in County landfills due to the lead and mercury content in the systems. Goodwill’s Electronic Waste Division processes nearly 1,500 tons of electronic waste annually.
Donated computers that are not suitable for sale in The GRID: Powered by Goodwill store are de-manufactured by individuals in our employment and training program who earn while they learn new skills and appropriate work behaviors. Goodwill’s partnership with Dell in RECONNECT ensures that we will work with Dell’s authorized product recovery partners to remarket the remaining recycled materials, such as plastics, glass and metals.
Click here for more information on what happens to a donated computer.