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We need your discarded devices

Did Father Christmas bring you a new games console? Did your phone get a festive upgrade? Are you seeing in the New Year with a brand-new laptop or tablet?

If you’ve been lucky enough to receive new tech as a Christmas present, have you thought about what you might do with your old devices that you now no longer need?

Donate IT, supported by Frome Town Council and the Health Connections team at Frome Medical Practice are holding another tech amnesty in  the car park of the Town Hall on Saturday 21st January from 10am -1pm. 

Director of Donate IT Simon Barfoot said: “If you’ve been fortunate to receive some new tech for Christmas, have a think about what you might do with your old redundant devices. Rather than it cluttering up your house or going to landfill, why not bring them along so that we can securely wipe all the data and then repurpose them. Devices donated will then be redistributed out into the community to those that really need them.”

All items will be gratefully received, Donate IT will securely clean the memory with an accredited data wiping programme that complies with General Data Protection Regulations. Once everything has been cleaned, the items will be functionality checked, any repairs made, reformatted and reconfigured and ready for redistribution.  Any IT items received on the day that are not suitable for repurposing, will be recycled and any earnings from this process will be reinvested in the scheme.

Here’s the list below for items* that will be welcomed at the Tech Amnesty:

  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • PCs
  • Mobiles/smartphones
  • Servers
  • Hard drives
  • Games consoles & accessories
  • Digital cameras

*Including if relevant power supply, AC adaptor, mains power and ancillary accessories to allow re-use.

If you are donating an Apple device, please ensure it is free from iCloud lock as Donate IT are unable to turn these into donations or return them to you.

For more information on DonateIT, please visit their website.

Learn more about the Digital Connect Project on the Health Connections Mendip website.

3 January 2023
Last Updated
23 December 2022
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