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Where to donate or recycle your computer in Arlington, VA

Ready to recycle your PC?Often times our customers ask us where they can recycle their computers in the Arlington, Virginia area. The answer may not be immediately obvious when searching the web.  Fortunately there are several local organizations that offer computer donation and recycling services, depending on the condition of your computer.

Important: Please be sure to securely wipe any sensitive information before donating your computer.  If you need help doing so, please contact us.

If your computer is still operable, but you want to consider donating* it to a less fortunate person or group the following options are available in and around Arlington County:

1: Goodwill
10 Glebe Road South
Arlington,VA 22204
Phone: (703) 769-3711

2: Homestretch
303 Maple Avenue South, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 237-2035

3: Legal Services of Northern VA
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 500
Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: (703) 778-6800

If instead your computer is beyond seven years old, non-operational or severely damaged then we recommend recycling it instead of donating it.  It’s critical to ensure electronic waste is disposed of properly in order to ensure that toxic heavy metals and other problematic chemicals do not leach in to groundwater from nearby dump sites.

Important: Before disposing of your computer (or other equipment) it is important that you remove your data storage device or at least securely erase the information that may be on it.  If you require assistance destroying your data please contact us.

The following option is available for ewaste recycling to residents of Arlington County:

Arlington Virginia e-waste program
530 31st Street South (WPCP Gate #3)
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 228-6832

Arlington Virginia Computer Repair, a local provider of computer repair and data recovery services, offers secure hard drive, memory card, USB stick, cell phone and other secure destruction services for sensitive data starting at $60.00 per device.  Discounts are available for volume services.  Arlington Virginia Computer Repair provides e-waste recycling services to our clients as well.  If the computer is a part of a case that we’re working on it can be recycled at no additional charge with us.

* Some donations may be eligible for a tax deduction.  Contact your CPA to verify whether your donations qualify.

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