CREATE OPPORTUNITIES WITH YOUR RETIRED TECHNOLOGY
Today, 778,000 Bay Area residents do not have access to computers at home.
TOGETHER WE CAN CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
For over 25 years, Tech Exchange has provided free and low-cost refurbished devices, tech support, and digital inclusion services for Bay Area residents. Your company’s retired technology can provide under-resourced students and families with the computers they need to search for jobs, pay bills, attend classes, complete their homework, and empower themselves daily.
A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION
Tech Exchange relies on donations of decommissioned computer equipment at the heart of our refurbishment process. Your company’s old computers, monitors, and other devices will be diverted from the waste stream, refurbished by our Oakland-based staff and interns, and given a new life in the hands of our digital inclusion participants. At the same time, you’ll be making the right choice for the environment. Repurposing just one computer saves 4,473 KWh of energy and 4.6 lbs of hazardous waste!
YOUR DATA SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY
The security of your data is of the utmost importance to Tech Exchange, so we offer a triple-pass Department of Defense data wipe process and certificates. After our friendly staff receives your devices, they are taken to our secure warehouse. Devices with removable hard drives are disassembled and receive a triple-pass machine wipe, with receipts of destruction upon request.
3 SIMPLE STEPS
STEP 1: Gather your company’s retired computers and technology.
STEP 2: Visit pickup.techexchange.org to schedule a pick-up of quantities of 20+ items. If donating less than 20 devices, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for drop-off options.
STEP 3: Tech Exchange refurbishes all devices, using three-pass Department of Defense standards to ensure your data remains secure.
Tech Exchange can pick up equipment donations of at least 30 devices within our Bay Area service area. Equipment donations can also be dropped off at our Oakland Tech Hub during open hours, or at our Oakland Warehouse by special arrangement. Pickups outside the map boundaries below may be arranged on a case by case basis.
Schedule a pickup today: pickup.techexchange.org
OUR NETWORK OF IMPACT
Join the hundreds of companies, organizations, and individuals who donate computer equipment to sustainably close the digital divide!