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PCs for People

Over 750,000 Computers Processed

PCs for People accepts all manner of e-waste, so we are a single resource for our partners, ensuring a seamless and easy experience. We have developed industry-leading asset sanitization, refurbishing, inventory management, and ERP systems that help to power the nonprofit refurbishing industry. Our service offering and software is NAID AAA-Certified, which means we adhere to the highest standards of information destruction, hardware sanitization, and asset tag removal. In 2018, we achieved the coveted R2:2013 certification, the leading certification standard in the recycling industry. That means every component, every cable, and every plastic part that isn’t reused is recycled in an environmentally responsible way.  

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Award Winning


In 2019 PCs for People was recognized as a national leader in ITAD and refurbishment providing services to thousands of companies. Each year the Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on Minnesota’s science and technology community by honoring innovation across numerous industries. We are honored to receive this award highlighting our national growth and look forward to providing ongoing services to thousands of new and existing businesses.

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Benefits and Corporate Responsibility

Financial Benefits

PCs for People simplifies corporate electronic waste disposal which saves you and your organization money.

First, PCs for People provides free pickup and free processing of computers, computer accessories and many other electronics, which will save your company or organization hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year.

Second, you’ll only need to contact one electronics recycler because PCs for People accepts such a wide variety of E-waste.

Third, PCs for People’s services include guaranteed secure NAID AAA-certified data wiping or destruction, virtually eliminating the chance of an expensive data breach. We follow Department of Defense and National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines, so your data will not only be deleted, but will be unrecoverable.

Finally, PCs for People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, meaning you may be able to take a tax deduction for the value of the electronic waste you give us.

Logistical Benefits

You have a business or organization to run so PCs for People arranges pickups to fit your schedule. Whenever possible, we will make a pickup within a day or two of your request. If your company is a big producer of electronic waste or is in the midst of a major equipment refresh, PCs for People can arrange regularly scheduled pickup trips. PCs for People accepts all manner of e-waste, so we are a single resource for our partners, ensuring a seamless and easy experience.

Environmental Benefits

Whenever possible, PCs for People refurbishes computers and accessories for distribution to low-income families and individuals. Refurbishing equipment is many times more efficient than recycling the same gear.

PCs for People’s takes environmental stewardship very seriously, which is why we are proud to have the coveted R2 Responsible Recycling certification. R2 certification guarantees that every component, every cable; every plastic part that isn’t reused is recycled in an environmentally responsible way in the United States.

Decommissioned computers and other E-waste contain many valuable materials. Aluminum, copper, gold, silver, ferrous metals and plastics are a few of the prized substances that are reclaimed through electronic waste recycling, which saves energy, reduces pollution, and conserves natural resources.

Environmentally proper E-waste recycling also keeps toxic chemicals and elements like mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium and flame retardants from poisoning people and animals or leaching into soil and groundwater.

By choosing PCs for People to collect and process your end-of-life electronics, you are actively supporting environmental protections.

Corporate Citizenship and Community Involvement

The primary mission of PCs for People is to get affordable computers and Internet access into the hands of low-income families and individuals. A home computer and Internet access are a necessity today. Homework, research, college and job applications require these tools. Studies show that having a computer and the Internet in the home leads to higher graduation rates, long-term employment and a higher standard of living. Your equipment makes this all a reality for our customers.

Free Registration, Secure Service, Social Impact

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Since 1998, PCs for People has been a driving force behind digital inclusion efforts across the US. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our mission is to offer affordable technology to provide a bridge across the digital divide that offers employment and educational opportunities to low-income individuals and non-profits.

National Headquarters

PCs for People
2492 Doswell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

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