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Almost 100% of computer monitors can be reused or recycled into new monitors.

The Edinburgh Remakery accept donations of IT equipment.

  • IT equipment that is in good working order and less than 6 years old
  • PCs with Dual Core or Core2Duo and better processors
  • Laptops not older than 10 years old regardless their specs
  • USB keyboards, USB mice
  • Flat Panel monitors regardress their size
  • USB or LAN printers, USB scanners
  • Tablets and E-readers
  • Smartphones not older than 6 years old
  • iMacs not older than 6 years​
  • Macbooks of any age

T:   0131 629 9358

Computers 4 Africa accept working computers less than five years old for schools and selected projects. They have appeals within some parts of Scotland to fill containers with IT equipment for shipping to Africa.

T: 0845 200 8510

DonateAPC is a free service for individuals to donate their unwanted computers, printers and accessories. Items collected go to UK charities, not-for-profit organisations and educational establishments:


Pass IT On is a Scottish charity which accepts donations of computer equipment (no more than 3 years old) which is adapted and given, free of charge, to people with disabilities in Edinburgh and surrounding areas. In particular they are looking for PCs (Pentium dual-core or faster); working colour desk jet printers; monitors (17' or larger TFT) and speakers. Please check the website for current requirements.

14 Wardie Avenue
T: 0131 476 1645

REUSING IT accept donations from individuals and organisations of Pentium 3 computers or above (no more than 3 years old), preferably with USBs and CD-ROM drives. They are sent to well established projects in Africa with the aim of sustainable development through the use of a computer.

Ross Cockburn
Units 9 and 10, Camps Industrial Estate
near East Calder
West Lothian E
EH27 8BF
T: 01506 884061

User 2 Computers sells reconditioned and custom built PCs, laptops and peripherals using second-hand parts where possible. They will also upgrade and repair computers and accept donations of some old working computers.

T: 0131 662 9955 or 0131 552 3493

Repair when possible. For local contacts check the Yellow Pages or see W:

The Community Recycling Centres in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders have collection points for electrical items, including old computers, monitors and peripherals. See COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRES.

Dell customers can access information about free recycling service by contacting:

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The Special Uplift Service in Edinburgh can be used to recycle old computers: T: 0131 529 3030, E: There is likely to be a charge for this service.

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