San Diego Futures Foundation accepts most electronics for free – working or not. We recycle computers, servers, monitors, printers, copiers, phones, faxes, and other test equipment or electronics.

We are unable to accept:

  • Car batteries
  • Alkaline batteries
  • VHS Tapes
  • Light bulbs
  • Florescent lamps
  • Large kitchen appliances

A recycler handles all items in accordance with California’s Environmental Regulations.

Not only is your donation helping to promote a healthy planet, it’s also helping to fund educational programs for youth, adults, and seniors in our communities. The monies generated from these salvaged assets are used to fund SDFF programs such as intern training and educational programs for at-risk youth, adults and seniors in our communities.

Download our list of accepted items.

Drop-Off Hours

Our drop-off hours are Monday thru Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM. No appointment necessary. Our recycling center address is 4283 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 140, San Diego, CA 92105 and drop-offs can be made at the corner of El Cajon Blvd. and 43rd Street in City Heights. Visit our Contact page for directions.

Wipe or Shredding of Hard Drives

San Diego Futures Foundation takes data security seriously, we offer Department of Defense certified data destruction and hard drive shredding for $10.

Business E-Waste Pick-Up

Online Recycling Form
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San Diego Futures Foundation accepts unrestricted donations of new or used computer systems, as well as other telecommunication, home entertainment and electronic equipment. This can be done by either of the following ways:

  • Request a pick up by completing the SDFF Recycle Form. To qualify for a free pick up a minimum of 20 qualified computer-related items is required. Typically, qualified computer items are considered to be computers, laptops, and monitors. Confirmation will be given prior to pickup. Pickups consisting of less than 20 qualified items will be completed for a fee (pick up fees range from $50 to $75 depending on location).
  •  Drop off equipment for FREE. SDFF has open drop-off hours Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 4 PM (Holidays excluded).

In most circumstances, equipment donations to SDFF are salvaged, with proceeds directly supporting SDFF’s technology access programs in San Diego County.

Maintaining data integrity and data security are cornerstones in today’s business environment. San Diego Futures Foundation offers data wiping service for a fee (click here for data wiping options). However, if data wiping service is not elected, SDFF is not responsible for the retention or preservation of any data remaining on or in electronic devices. SDFF is not responsible or liable for the loss of data or personal information left on any device.

SDFF will provide your organization with a donation receipt. SDFF cannot assess the value for donated equipment. Value is to be estimated by the donor only.

SDFF values and appreciates all donations and support provided to our organization. We recognize that some donors prefer to remain anonymous while others would like to be publically recognized as one of our valued partners. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to be listed on our website as a program donor.

Tax Benefits

Some items may qualify as donations to a nonprofit and may be considered a tax deduction.