NOTE: This is a LEGACY web page of the Computer Recycling Center (CRC).
This page is NOT MAINTAINED and may NOT BE CURRENT. Our new home page has the latest computer/laptop recycling and business pick-up information – See CRC.ORG >

About CRC

MILLIONS of computer systems recycled / reused. Awarded “Best of Bay Area” for computer recycling.

Our original CRC program, founded in 1991 as Computer Recycling Center, was for 28 years the oldest continuously operating full-service collection, reuse, and refurbishment program in the U.S.A. CRC STILL makes business pickups.  Working with businesses and municipalities, CRC’s participation in collection and drop-off programs diverted millions and millions of pounds of computer equipment from landfills each year. Reuse of entire units is given the highest priority, followed by disassembly for reuse of parts, and finally recycling for the elements of unusable remaining items.

Our mission is to REuse first (promote the highest and best re-use of computer equipment) and correctly and environmentally recycle unusable items to keep them out of landfills.

COMPUTERS & EducationTM program was effective providing tens-of-thousands refurbished computers for donations to teachers, community programs, foster kids, and home-bound disabled elderly, through public and nonprofit agencies. CRC Technology Lab CA volunteers continue to work to bridge the ‘digital divide’, providing computers for donation.

Your donation of computer equipment provides benefit to our community. Business pickups are available to companies with laptops and all-in-one computers.

We’ve been featured in the New York Times “Circuits” section, S.F. Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and FORBES magazine as well as on San Francisco bay-area TV stations KRON, KPIX, KGO, and KTVU. We’ve received additional coverage on ABC News, CBS News, CNN Business Report, Computer Currents, Good Morning America, NBC News, PBS, ZD [TECH] TV, and Cnet.

CRC expanded in 1992 with a grant from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation and was state licensed as a vocational training program with state-certified courses in 1995.  The Computers & Education REuse program was established in 1997. CRC and Computers & Education have placed tens-of-thousands of refurbished computers into public schools and nonprofit educational programs. CRC provided United Way’s ‘Safe Havens’ after-school program and partnered with Boys & Girls Club ‘Building Horizons’ in ROP (regional occupation programs). CRC provided the California Department of Corrections with computers for training and refurbishment, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for digital-divide programs in neighborhood learning centers.

CRC is recognized by state and federal legislators for its training and youth programs that divert computers from landfills. We “reuse the best and recycle the rest” to benefit the local community.

The CRC Computer Reuse program serves northern California and partnered with local groups throughout California.

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