Why Your Organization Should Donate
Reduce the Digital Divide
Digital divide is a term that refers to the gap between those that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don't or have restricted access.
The digital divide persists across BC and there are people who don’t have computers or easy access to them.
One of the major impacts of donating tech is it allows us to facilitate digital inclusiveness. Together, we do this by meeting the growing need for computers in the classroom and the community by providing organizations with affordable or free refurbished tech. This tech gives access to learning resources, educational services, and communication services that would have otherwise been unavailable.
Protect Our Environment
Manufacturing a new computer takes at least:
Do not prematurely recycle your tech. After you are finished with it, reuse is the most sustainable practice.
As technology life cycles shorten, it’s important that we all do our best to keep e-waste at a minimum. Learn more here.
90% of tech donated to us is refurbished and gets reused by schools, nonprofits, First Nations communities, libraries, and students.
Donating is easy! Seriously. All you have to do is:
It is that easy for your organization to make a huge difference in our communties.
Read below to see what to expect post donation.
Responsible Processes and Policies
We take what we do very seriously and hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We are the only BC-based refurbisher currently qualified under the comprehensive standards of the Electronics Reuse & Refurbishing Program (ERRP).
This means that your donations will be refurbished properly, your hard drive data will be fully wiped and unrecoverable, and your tech will reused by qualifying organizations and people within BC. Anything we cannot refurbish is recycled in BC, not illegally dumped or shipped offshore.
For more info on the ERRP certification, click here.
For more info on our Data Security Policies, click here.
You donate I.T. - Youth refurbish I.T. - BC reuses I.T.
What to Donate
We seek tech that meets or exceeds these specifications.
Anything that we can't reuse, we responsibly recycle.
What to expect after making a donation:
• Tax receipt
Based on the fair market value of reusable items. Will arrive in the mail the following month.
• Social Media Shout-outs
Good deeds deserve recognition! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
(We encourage you take a picture of your team with the
donations so that we can use it on our posts and blog)
• Monthly Update Feature
We like to thank our donors in our monthly updates.
We share where our computers were donated from that month, and where they went to.
Donating is easy! Start by filling out this form.
There are no fees and we offer free pick up service for large donations.
Words from our Donors
"At TELUS, we’re on a journey to redefine what it means to be a technology company in our ever-changing digital society. Along the way we aim to create a more sustainable world for everyone by being an engaged employer, partner, and neighbor. We’re proud to have been a founding partner to the Computers for Schools program and to have donated thousands of computers back to BC schools and non-profit organizations since its inception in 1993. BC Tech has been a great organization to work with over the years and we’re proud to support the work they do in delivery of Computer for Schools and the Internet for Good initiative."
"For over 20 years, Metro Vancouver has been pleased to participate in the BC Technology for Learning Society (BC Tech) Computers for Schools program for personal computers and related hardware asset disposal. BC Tech, which was incorporated in 1995, is licensed to deliver Industry Canada’s Computers for Schools
program in BC, and is a registered charity in good standing. Having CFS erase all incoming hard drives and prepare hardware for redistribution also saves Metro Vancouver both time and money."
"Capilano University encourages, appreciates and actively promotes environmental sustainable behaviours amongst our students, staff, faculty, administration and the broader community. We are working towards a zero waste model and donating our surplus technology to BC Tech and the Computers for Schools program is a great way for us to put our words into action, and put reuse before recycling. Not only are we supporting the environment, but we may be creating future Cap U students when equipment goes to local schools or individuals."
"Connor Clark Lunn has been donating our computers and monitors to BC Tech and the Computers for Schools program for over 20 years and are happy to support a good cause. It’s nice knowing that the computers we once worked on are now being used to improve the lives of people in our communities. BC Tech’s stringent hard drive wipe policies and procedures have given us peace of mind knowing that our data is secure and that our computers are staying in BC, not being recycled overseas. We highly recommend donating your computers as it has been a rewarding experience for us."
We 💗 our donors!
Thank you, our mission would not be possible without you.
These organizations donated over $2,000 worth of tech in the past year! That's an average of 25 computers and 15 laptops.
Make a difference; donate your used tech like these fantastic organizations!