Record Speed Recycling

This past weekend, we had another great Volunteer Saturday at ITT Tech’s Tarentum campus.  Clocking in at record speeds, we ran diagnostic triage and Edubuntu imaging on a total of 98 computers from 8AM – 4PM. We owe a special thanks to Kim Coles of the County of Westmoreland Mac Users Group (COWMUG) for...

Happy Earth Day!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can plant some trees in your community, do litter clean up, or just try to conserve your own energy use. You can also take advantage of electronics recycling! “In 2011, the U.S. electronics recycling industry processed 3 to 4 million tons of used and end-of-life...

Upcoming Volunteer Day & PittsburghCares.org

We’re having another big volunteer work day next Saturday, April 27th from 8:00am – 4:00pm, with most of the work taking place in the morning. We have 2 objectives for the day: imaging and moving.  Ubuntu imaging will take place over a PXE Server system at ITT Tech. Box moving of over 100 computers...

Back with Duquesne University Students

We had another great work day with volunteer students from Duquesne University at the Goodwill Apple “Annex” at 2400 Carson Street on the South Side of Pittsburgh. This video shows our 7th week, working on recycling the 50th computer with the students! This has been a great partnership over the course of the Spring...

Volunteer Work Day at ITT Tech Tarentum

  On Saturday February 23rd, we had our first volunteer work day at ITT Tech in Tarentum, PA. You may have seen our earlier post asking readers to sign up to volunteer with us in this new space the last Saturday of each month. You can still sign up here! We started in our...

Week 4 with Duquesne University Volunteers

  This past Friday, we had our fourth workday with volunteers from Duquesne University. You can read about weeks one, two and three in these posts. On February 22nd, We had 2 faculty members and 7 students working at our warehouse. We went beyond de-manufacturing and showed the students our procedures for imaging Macs...

New Saturday Volunteer Time

We’re very excited to announce a new year-round site for recycling on the last Saturday of every month. You can now join us at ITT Technical Institute in Tarentum (behind the Pittsburgh Mills Mall).   Several people have requested advanced notice of our Saturday recycling events so they can set their calendars and commit...

Help Put Computers in Students’ Hands

As of this month, our Pittsburgh area volunteers have refurbished for re-use 4,051 Computers! This is an amazing number that we are so proud to share with you. But, we always want more! That’s why we can use your help to fund several local school projects. When we place a computer in a school,...

Day 1 with Duquesne University Volunteers

We had our first day of work with volunteers from Duquesne University on Friday. Five students from Lorraine Sauchin’s Elements of Computer Science class came to the warehouse to help us demanufacture computers for reuse. They were joined by our CRC Goodwill recycling regulars. We look forward to having Duquesne students with us every...

Read: How to Bridge the Digital Divide with Broken Computers

We recently came across this article that highlights how we can bridge the digital divide, and get more people of every income level using computers in their homes and at work. It’s always astonishing how many perfectly usable computers and electronic devices are thrown away. The Exploration Station in Grover Beach, California refurbishes used...