How ERC Recycles Laptop Computers

Laptops donated to the ERC are either re-used or recycled at the discretion of the donor (the ERC wipes or destroys all hard-drives based upon the donor’s request at the time of donation). When a laptop has reached its end of life, the Li-Ion battery is removed along with the hard drive and the RAM. These items are separated to be recycled and the rest of the laptop is recycled.

How ERC Re-Sells Laptop Computers

Many laptops received by ERC are still functional. These laptops are tested, and, when possible, refurbished and resold. This re-purposing helps give new life to gently used laptops.