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Recycling Computers in Austin, Texas

When your computer dies, most people know it's probably not a good idea to send it out with the usual trash, but they might not know what they should do with it. Computers contain personal and sensitive information, so it's important that the data is wiped clean. Also, some computer parts are valuable and can be re-used. In fact, just because a computer no longer fits your needs, doesn't mean it's not a perfect fit for someone else- perhaps a person that can't afford to buy their own computer. Finally, not disposed of properly, computer parts can be toxic.

The best way to dispose of your computer, ensure your private information is properly erased and do something both socially and environmentally good is to let a professional recycle it. These companies professionally wipe your data clean, determine whether the computer is salvageable, then tear it down to recycle its functioning parts and dispose of the unusable parts in an environmentally safe way.

Free Austin Computer Recyclers

In Austin, there are two primary providers that will recycle your computer for free:

Recycle computers through Dell and Goodwill Recycle computers through Staples

  • Dell Computers has partnered with Goodwill Industries to form their Dell Reconnect program, through which Dell collects and refurbishes or recycles any computing equipment dropped at a participating Goodwill location. Learn more
  • Staples will also recycle your old computer or technology, and, in some cases, pay you for it. Learn more

Austin Locations

Below is a list of participating Goodwill and Staples Austin locations with phone numbers and business hours.

  • Staples: 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, STE 700, Austin, TX 78723, (512) 542-0001, Mon-Fri:9am-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 12pm-6pm
  • Goodwill: 5555 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78751, (512) 451-2306, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 1015 Norwood Park Boulevard, Austin, TX 78753, (512) 637-7502, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 7727 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757, (512) 374-0260, Mon-Sat: 8am-9pm, Sun: 10am-8pm
  • Goodwill: 3910 Far West Boulevard, Austin, TX 78731, (512) 795-6387, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 8965 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758, (512) 832-0004, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 1700 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727, (512) 719-4119, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 13096 North Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78750, (512) 258-5898, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 701 Newman Drive, Austin, TX 78703, (512) 478-6711, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 836 Airport Boulevard, Austin, TX 78702, (512) 389-3277, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 2814 Bee Cave Road, STE 2814-B, Austin, TX 78730, (512) 329-8771, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 2800 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704, (512) 442-8802, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Staples: 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg. 3, STE 500, Austin, TX 78749, (512) 892-0792, Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
  • Goodwill: 6505 Burleson Road, Austin, TX 78744, (512) 681-3310, Mon-Sun: 8am-10pm
  • Goodwill: 9801 Brodie Lane, Austin, TX 78748, (512) 280-8037, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
  • Goodwill: 9111 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78748, (512) 280-2204, Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm