Free Geek Vancouver

1820 Pandora Street (map)
Vancouver, BC
V5L 1M5
604-879-GEEK (4335)
info@freegeekvancouver.org

Public Tours

Saturdays, 4pm-5pm

Open Help Night

Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Hours of Operation

Volunteering:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

Thrift Store:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

Donations:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm*

* We reserve the right to refuse very large donations after 5PM.


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Donate Old Computer Hardware

Free Geek accepts all computers and computer-related hardware, regardless of age or condition.

Hardware can be dropped off at the back entrance of our depot (located in an alleyway between Victoria Dr and Salsbury St), Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Free Geek's receiving area is open until 6pm, but we reserve the right to refuse donations between 5pm and 6pm. Please do not drop off anything during closed hours, or you may be fined.

For drop offs larger than a van's worth of gear, please call ahead so we can be ready. Our loading dock has a 41" height. Docking plate is available. We can accommodate trucks with a bed/box no longer than 23'.

We Accept

  • Computers - working or non-working*
  • LCD/LED Monitors
  • Parts of computers
  • Laptops (please attach the laptop power supply with masking tape/rubber bands if possible)
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards and Mice
  • Fax Machines
  • Modems, routers, switches
  • Motherboards and accessory cards
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • Computer cables
  • Cell Phones
  • Game Consoles, Cartridges and Accessories (Atari, Nintendo, Sega, etc)
  • Power bars, extension cords, phone cords, etc
  • CDs and DVDs
  • CPU/CRT combos (like iMacs)
  • Used toner cartridges (no leaking ones, please)

* If you remove the hard drive from your computer, please place the caddy or any screw back into the case.

* We still accept antique CRT monitors - please confirm first. For CRT monitors that we do not accept, please take them directly to one of our downstream recyclers, Encorp, located at 1856 Powell Street.

You can also make our volunteers' jobs easier by:

  • Untangling cords and coiling them with rubber bands, tape, or twist-ties
  • Attaching power adapters to their associated equipment
  • Resetting phones, cameras, and other devices to factory defaults, including erasing all data

Pick-up Service

We may be able to arrange a pick up from your site as long as you are located in the Greater Vancouver Area. For pickups in the City of Vancouver, there will be a $50 fee. For pickups in the other regions of Greater Vancouver Area, there is a $100 fee. This can be paid via cheque, Paypal, or in person.

We are not able to accommodate residential pickups, and we encourage you to ask friends and family to help bring equipment to Free Geek.

Please fill out this form to request a pick-up. You will be contacted by our Warehouse Coordinator to discuss logistics.

Request Pick-up

We do not Accept

  • CRT monitors*
  • Photocopiers
  • Telephones (We DO however accept IP phones)
  • Electric Typewriters
  • Styrofoam
  • Televisions
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Copiers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Appliances (including air conditioners)
  • Cash Registers

Privacy & Data Destruction

Hard drives are taken to a secure area, and are erased by writing two passes of random data to them. Drives that are no longer functional are physically destroyed so they cannot be read.

Removable media, including CDs and floppies, are physically destroyed.

Certificates of Data Destruction

Free Geek can provide Certificates of Data Destruction for a fee of $10 per drive.