TechCollect event in Brampton – Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

TechCollect event in Brampton – Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

Let’s Get Together, in partnership with Brampton Library and the support of the LGTTech4all Youth Group, Peel Weekly News and Taking It Global, is excited to host their first two TechCollect (Drive up-Drop off) events this fall.

Gore Meadows Library Branch*
(10150 The Gore Rd, Brampton)
Saturday, Sept 25, 10 am to 2 pm

Cyril Clark Library Branch*
(20 Loafers Lake Ln, Brampton)
Saturday, Oct 2, 10 am to 2 pm

*COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols will be followed

PRESS RELEASE: Collecting used & unwanted laptops and desktops to refurbish and distribute to Peel Region residents in need

What will be accepted:

  • Laptops – PC & Mac, parts, cables
  • Desktops and monitors – PC & Mac, parts
  • Consumer Electronics – gaming consoles, iPods, mp3 players, stereo equipment
  • Handheld devices – smartphones, cell phones, tablets, digital cameras
  • Printers – Inkjet & Laserjet, plotters, copiers, scanners, fax machines
  • Peripherals – keyboards, mice, USB sticks, external storage devices, CD/DVD ROMs, cards, laptop bags, webcams, accessories
  • Home and business phones
  • Household items – indoor & outdoor appliances, TV’s (items must be 35 lbs or less)

There will also be a metal e-waste bin to collect unwanted technology and indoor/outdoor household metal items that weigh 35lbs or less. Data erase service will be provided for donated computers and a table will be set up to accept computer applications. Certificates available upon request.

Printable flyer: Brampton Library TechCollect Flyer – Sept 25, Oct 2

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Organizing three Tech Collection Drive events this October

Organizing three Tech Collection Drive events this October

This October, to  address the increasing demand for affordable computers and laptops, Let’s Get Together is partnering with Raptors 905, Vinyl Wrap Toronto, and Communitech Data Hub to host Tech Collect Drives at their locations.

The #LGTTechCollect Drive events are designed to allow the public and organizations in the area to drop-off their used, broken and unwanted devices (computers, laptops and other equipment) that will be safely recycled or refurbished, and circulated back to the community to help individuals and families desperately looking for access to technology to support their education and/or employment, as well as stay informed and connected with family and friends.

The drop-off events are scheduled for:

Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Raptors 905, Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 
Rinks Entrance A, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6 

Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Vinyl Wrap Toronto,
24 Ronson Dr, Unit 1, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1B4

Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Communitech Data Hub,
14 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1S7

Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) will provide the collection bins and cages and will pick up the donated equipment to be safely recycled and refurbished.

The Region of Peel, University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Student Engagement, On Point Basketball, and Peel Weekly News are also proud to support this worthwhile initiative.