Don’t Dump It, Recycle It!

WHERE TO DONATE OR RECYCLE
Remove your personal data before donating or recycling any devices.

Data Doctors
www.datadoctors.com
Data Doctors is a chain of computer repair and data recovery shops, and many of their locations will accept anything electronic–for example, computers, printers, TVs, VCRs, gaming devices, and cell phones, but it’s best to call to check first.Remove your data from your devices before donating or recycling them. Prices vary, but most Data Doctors locations will remove your data for a fee.Following are three Chandler Data Doctors locations:
SW corner Alma School
and Germann
2040 S. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
480-899-3001
SW corner Riggs Rd.
and Gilbert
2945 E. Riggs Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85249
480-782-1600
SW corner Ray and Rural
5055 W Ray Road, Suite 200
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-753-1991
 
 
AZStRUT  www.azstrut.org
Arizona StRUT is a partnership between local high schools and businesses, where students learn new skills by refurbishing used computer equipment. The equipment is then donated to schools and other qualified non-profit organizations throughout Arizona. They accept all computer electronics, and personal electronics such as stereo equipment, DVD, VCR players, etc.Arizona StRUT is a non-profit organization and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.The closest high school drop-off locations are Gilbert High School (480-497-0177) and Tempe High School (480-967-1661).Equipment for AZStRUT can also be dropped off at Batteries Plus stores throughout the Valley, including the following Chandler location:Batteries Plus – Dobson & Elliott
3014 N Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ
480-730-1103
 
Goodwill Industries – Dell Reconnect dellreconnect.com/
Dell sponsors Dell Reconnect in connection with Goodwill Industries. You can drop off your old computer equipment at any Goodwill Industries store that participates in the program. Goodwill then ships the equipment to Dell for recycling or refurbishing. Some systems in working condition are refurbished and resold through Goodwill, creating green jobs to further support Goodwill’s mission of helping people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing education, training and career services. In addition, this program al-lows Goodwill customers to purchase modern technology at an affordable cost.

Any proceeds from your donation are returned to Goodwill. You can obtain a receipt for your donation, but you may need to request one when you drop off your donation.
You are responsible for removing any personal data from your computer. For other electronic devices, check with the manufacturer to learn how to remove personal data from those devices.

Following are nearby Chandler locations:

Goodwill Industries
2820 S. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
602-535-4433
Goodwill Industries
930 N. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-792-6924
Goodwill Industries
4880 S. Gilbert Road
Chandler, AZ 85249
480-883-8495
 
 
REMOVING PERSONAL DATA FROM YOUR COMPUTER

Eraser (eraser.heidi.ie/) and DBAN (dban.org/download) are two free programs that will erase the data on your computer.CALL THE DROP-OFF LOCATION TO BE SURE THEY ARE STILL ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT BEFORE GOING THERE.PLEASE REMEMBER TO REMOVE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FROM ALL DEVICES.

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