Free Electronics Recycling

As one of the greenest organizations on the planet, our partnership with local businesses and community members us keep our planet even greener. Goodwill of Central Iowa offers free computer recycling to Iowans. Our recycling program diverts used computers and computer equipment from area landfills and provides consumer education on the importance of environmentally-responsible computer disposal. This program also helps create job opportunities for Iowans who have barriers to employment or independence. Together we can make the planet greener while helping Iowans.

How do I recycle an unwanted computer?

  • Drop off your computer and electronic waste equipment at any Goodwill of Central Iowa retail store (excluding outlet).
  • There is no charge for dropping off a computer at Goodwill. Any brand of used computer equipment is accepted.
  • Customers may be able to deduct the value of the computer for tax purposes. Goodwill will provide donors with a receipt at the time of donation. Customers are encouraged to check with their tax advisors for more information.

Why partner with Goodwill for computer recycling? 

While computers are safe to use, they do contain some environmentally sensitive materials. These materials can be safely removed or recycled, but only if the computers are kept out of landfills in the first place. Goodwill provides an environmentally responsible solution for diverting eWaste from landfills. Plus, any recovered proceeds from our ewaste program help support Goodwill of Central Iowa’s job training and employment programs.

Individuals and businesses can drop off computer equipment at any participating Goodwill location throughout central Iowa, or at more than 2,000 drop-off locations across the country.

What happens to donated computer equipment? 

Goodwill will accept and sort the donated computer equipment. The equipment will be responsibly recycled and if the equipment, such as a laptop or gaming system is eligible to be refurbished for resale, the device is wiped clean by Department of Defense standards.

Need to get rid of a computer?
Goodwill of Central Iowa: 515-265-5323