Since the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) was launched in 2003, they have prevented thousands of computers, laptops, and electronics—parts of them toxic—from going to waste in a landfill.
Instead, ERA wipes the data, refurbishes the equipment, installs new operating systems, and donates them to charities and nonprofits. Those who cannot afford a computer can earn (by volunteering) or receive free computers.
Due to the current economic downturn, the number of computers donated has dropped drastically while the number of requests for computers has increased. ERA has made an appeal for any electronic equipment—even just one laptop, one computer, or one server.
Donating computers to the ERA can benefit your local community, charities, and nonprofit organizations, as well as the environment. ERA (www.era.ca) can offer donation-in-kind receipts for large corporate donations. They will send a truck to pick up your computers, erase the data, provide serial numbers, and in cases of large donations, provide tax receipts.
Contact Emily (email@example.com) with any questions or to arrange a pick-up, drop-off, or to inquire how large your tax receipt would be for your donation.