Computer Recycling

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Many people ask us where they can take old computers for recycling.  We’ve searched, and recommend the following locations in the Des Moines area:

Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

Goodwill and Dell offer free computer recycling to Central Iowans!  There is no charge for dropping off a computer at Goodwill.  Any brand of used computer equipment is accepted.  Customers may be able to deduct the value of the computer for tax purposes. Goodwill will provide donors with a donation receipt at the time of donation. Customers are encouraged to check with their tax advisers for more information.

Phone: 515-265-5323

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Here are a few of their locations:

East Des Moines Goodwill Store
3251 East Euclid Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Phone: (515) 265-6650

South Des Moines Goodwill Store
3333 SE 14th St
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Phone: (515) 287-5578

Urbandale Goodwill Store
4520 NW Urbandale Dr
Urbandale, Iowa
Phone: (515) 270-6631

Normandy Goodwill Store
1982 Grand Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa
Phone: (515) 225-1908


Meet the author

Dan grew up in New York State, and graduated from Queensbury High School in 1980. He received his bachelor's in computer science at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas in 1984. He was a computer programmer at several insurance companies, and worked at Pioneer Hi-Bred for ten years. In July of 2002 after 18 years of programming, Dan founded Iowa PC Services, Inc. as a one-man computer repair business. He is an active member at the Grandview Church of Christ in Des Moines, and enjoys woodworking, walking, and grandchildren. Dan and his lovely wife, Donna, have two grown children and four grandchildren.