Decluttering? Helping children access online learning? Reducing social exclusion? Keeping material out of landfill? Whatever your reason, we’re hoping you will be able to support our campaign to help repurpose unwanted digital devices to those nearby who need them most.
Where are the devices going? We are working together with pioneering local organisation Digital Access West Yorkshire (www.accesswy.org) to help connect communities and families across Leeds and Bradford. The recipients are referred by local community organisations or schools.
Is my equipment and data secure? Digital Access West Yorkshire will wipe, reset, clean and before they are distributed. No personal data will remain on any devices.
If donors prefer, you can wipe their own machine before donating it, following the guidelines at www.accesswy.org/how-to-wipe-your-machine-for-donation.
What can I donate?
Requested devices (including charging cables & leads) should ideally be less than 5 years old and in working order.
Older equipment in working order may also be accepted, but we’d prefer to take these at times when the demand is lower (typically not during term-time lockdown).
Feel free to contact us to ask what we’re collecting at any given time.
How can I donate?
Donations should be put into a bag or box, with chargers attached or bagged with the relevant device. Individual Covid-safe collections can be arranged by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What have Climate Action Ilkley done so far?
On 27 June 2020 Climate Action Ilkley ran our first unwanted tech collection at Booths. Over 40 households generously donated over ~200 items including over 40 mobile phones, 5 tablets, 26 laptops and 4 PCs with monitors.
At the time the Ilkley Gazette reported on our campaign – read it here