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

Computer Recycling Edinburgh

Computer Recycling Edinburgh will remove your old IT equipment and recycle it for you. They accept most computers, laptops, tablets and phones, faulty or working. Their expert team will ensure all data from these devices is destroyed before recycling them whole, or in part, into useable devices.

They have a drop off point in the centre of town as well as offering a free collection service for home users in based within the Edinburgh Bypass. 

They also offer services for businesses including providing a certificate of data destruction and green recycling certificates.

T: 07561 888 456

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

The Edinburgh Remakery accept donations of IT equipment.

  • Laptops (with Windows 7 or newer where possible)
  • Servers of any age
  • Computer parts, such as Ram, HDD, graphics cards, CPUs, etc.
  • Monitors and screens over 21 inches
  • Tablets and iPads, working or broken
  • Mobile phones, working or broken
  • Handheld consoles
  • Electronic gadgets such as ipods, apple tvs, smartwatches, electronic gadgets, etc.
  • Power Leads (clover leaf and kettle leads)
  • iMacs (2007 or newer)
  • Macbooks of any age

Please note that they are not able to accept printers or general cables and power leads (unless specific to another item which is also being donated).

T:   0131 629 9358

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

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

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.

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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