Computerbank is a self funded not for profit, volunteer run community group based in West Melbourne. Without volunteers and donations our work would not be possible.
We recycle laptops! A recycling fee
of $5.50 applies for Pentium IV/Pentium M or older laptops. For working and complete dual core or better laptops, no fee applies.
We refurbish donated computers for reuse by low income individuals, students and community groups. To help cover our operating costs, excess desktop and LCD stock is sold at higher prices to people who do not have a concession card.
Our computers are installed with Ubuntu Linux and come with a keyboard, a mouse, LCD monitor/screen and a user guide. Basic training is available on request and subject to resource availability.
Laptops: We have limited numbers of laptops available as we get less of these donated. Laptops are only sold to low income individuals, students and community groups (limits apply).
Computers and equipment unable to be reused get recycled. Computerbank recycles all e-waste locally and with care for the environment. Hard drives are wiped or destroyed if they no longer work.
What we do: Donated computers are tested, hard drives wiped (using DBAN), open source software (Ubuntu Linux) is installed and obsolete parts are recycled.
Our work is carried out by volunteers and small team of casual staff.
Information if you would like to donate or recycle computer equipmentFinding us: We are at 483 Victoria St, West Melbourne (up near Dryburgh St). We are close to the North Melbourne train station. The 55 and 57 trams run from Elizabeth St.
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