The Turing Trust is a registered charity that reuses computers to help bring African schools into the digital world and promote equal opportunity for African students. Not only does this bring IT resources to those who would not otherwise have them, reusing IT equipment has significant environmental benefits. Equipping 25 schools in Malawi with PCs will also save 142 tonnes CO2e.
At our IT collection and refurbishment centre in Edinburgh, we wipe all computers to industry standards and refurbish computers for reuse in Africa. Anything that cannot be reused is properly recycled at an authorised WEEE facility in the UK.
We load the computers with educational content and ship to our partners in Ghana and Malawi who distribute the equipment to schools, provide teacher training on the use of the computers, maintenance support and at the end of life ensure that equipment is properly recycled.
WHAT YOU CAN GIVE
We welcome any donations of computers and laptops which are less than 6 years old and Windows 7 or above. Please see below for more detail on the IT equipment that we accept. For any queries about a potential donation, please contact us.
Laptops with their chargers
Tablets / iPads
Monitors and Cables (VGA / HDMI)
Keyboards & Mice
Network Switches and Cables
Surge Protectors / Extension Leads
Computer Parts and Spares
Tablet and Smartphone Chargers
COMPUTER AND MONITOR REUSE AND RECYCLING
Each hard drive is erased using a US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) and NIST 800-88 compliant program that operates on a firmware level, making it impossible to retrieve any data. If the hard drive fails during wiping it is physically removed and crushed. You will receive a certificate listing the make, model and serial number of all hard drives that were erased.
Your equipment will be assessed for reuse. Suitable items will be refurbished and shipped to schools to support the education of disadvantaged children. Items that are unsuitable for use in African schools will be refurbished and sold to generate funds to support our operational costs. Any items that cannot be reused will be recycled at an authorised WEEE recycling facility.
Local drop off Individual donations can be dropped off, by prior arrangement using the contact form below, at our premises in Newbridge, Monday – Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm.
Collection Please give details of your donation using the form below and we will contact you to arrange the best way to transport your donation to our Edinburgh hub.
Contact Us to Donate IT Equipment
Drop Off Location
The Turing Trust
Unit 16, Newbridge Industrial Estate
9 Harvest Road
Drop-off times: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Monday – Saturday (Please confirm approximate time in advance)