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.
Click here or 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 (drop-off location only)
- 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)
Lompoc Valley & VAFB (5)
Santa Maria Valley (5)
Outside Santa Barbara County (11)
- Computer and Monitor Reuse
- Computer Repair
- Computers & Peripherals Recycling
- DVD and CD Reuse
- Electronics Reuse
- Laptop Computers Recycling
- Portable Electronics Reuse
- Reuse Tips
- Tips to Reduce Waste
- TVs and Computer Monitors Recycling
- Video Game Recycling
- Video Game Reuse