Working Computers and Monitors Aren't Trash!
Technology moves fast, and it can often seem that our old computers and monitors should be recycled as soon as we get a new one. Not necessarily!
This page will help you donate your functioning equipment to those in need.
Computers for Families
The Santa Barbara County Education Office accepts both computers and monitors for its Computers for Families program. At Los Prietos Boys Camp, students learn how to repair and upgrade the computers, which are then donated to students in need at the County's various public schools.
See the location listing below to find out how to participate.
Manufacturers sometimes help
For instance, Hewlett-Packard (HP) accepts computer equipment from businesses to refurbish and resell. It also donates computer equipment to the National Cristina Foundation.
Help us find more!
If you know of other locations or programs for reuse, please contact us and we'll add them to our site.
What if my item is broken?
Where to go
All of Santa Barbara County (3)
Santa Barbara Area (6)
- Alpha Thrift Store — 700 North Milpas Street
- Goodwill Industries of Santa Barbara — 4223 State Street
- Goodwill Industries of Santa Barbara — 302 W Carrillo St
- Santa Barbara County Education Office/Computers for Families — 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
- United Family Association Thrift — 5156 Hollister Avenue
- United Family Association Thrift Store — 5156 Hollister Avenue
Goleta & UCSB Area (2)
Santa Ynez Valley (1)
- Buellton Senior Thrift Store c/o Buellton Senior Center — 56 West Highway 246
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (4)
- AL & S, Incorporated — 209 W. Central Ave, Suite A
- Goodwill Industries Lompoc — 1009 North "H" Street
- Second Time Around — 110 West Ocean Avenue
- Vocational Training Center Enterprises Thrift Store — 124 "I" Street
Santa Maria Valley (5)
- Goodwill Industries Orcutt — 3486 Orcutt Road
- Goodwill Industries Retail Store — 1539 Stowell Center Plaza
- New Image Thrift Store — 2512 South Broadway Street
- Rad Thrift Store — 215 West Main Street
- Vocational Training Center (VTC) Enterprises Thrift Store — 529 South Blosser Road
Outside Santa Barbara County (19)
- Books for the Barrios — 2350 Whitman Rd, Suite D
- California Materials Exchange (CALMAX)
- Circuit City
- Community Union — 7555 Van Nuys Boulevard
- Earth911.com - Information Only — 1375 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 140
- Freecycle — P.O. Box 294
- Hewlett Packard
- RecycleMatch — 3375 Westpark Drive, Suite 321
- Recycled Goods.com — 3820 North Ventura Avenue
- Swap.com — 500 Harrison Avenue, 3rd Floor
- Technology Training Foundation of America — 8825 Production Avenue
- TerraCycle — 121 New York Avenue
- Walmart Electronics Trade-In Program
- Computer Repair
- Computers & Peripherals
- DVD, CD and Video Cassette Reuse
- Electronics Reuse
- Laptop Computers
- Portable Electronics Repair
- Reuse Tips
- Tips to Reduce Waste
- TVs and Computer Monitors
- Video Game Reuse
- Video Game Systems