History | Last updated by Howard Fosdick, 7 years ago

Web Directory and Website Submissions

Free Geek Chicago has been submitted to various "web directories" that list places the public can donate used computers. We're also listed in "web directories" soliciting volunteers. Plus we're mentioned on various websites and blogs.

If you know of other web directories or websites we should be on, please either contact Howard about them, or submit FGC to them, then add them to this list by updating this web page.

Submissions thus far include:

TIA E-Recyling Center

Lists places to donate computers in Chicago on behalf of the Electronic Industries Alliance's eCycling program
Emailed to -- efarmer\@tiaonline.org

Earth 911

A nationwide listing of places to donate and/or recycle computers. We have gotten confirmed referrals from this web site such as this one posted online --  http://ugutech.com/2009/10/08/computer-recycling-update-free-geek-chicago/

Chicago Recycling Coalition

A list of recyclers in the Chicago area
Emailed to -- info\@chicagorecylcing.org

Vintage Computer Forum

A forum for those interested in mature computers

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC)

Emailed to -- <info\@swancc.org>

Solidarity / Bridge

A chicago-based non-profit that helps those in Bolivia
Contacted them about possible mutual interest in directing each other to appropriate resources.
847-328-7748 solidaritybridge.juan\@gmail.com www.solidaritybridge.org
1577 Florence Ave, Evanston IL 60201 (mailing address)
1711 Darrow Ave, #3, Evanston IL 60201 (office/warehouse)


A nationwide computer donation network, list Illinois non-profits to donate computers to.
They ask we donate cash -- IF we receive any computers as a result of this web site
We are confirmed as listed as of 12/09/2009

Volunteer Match

Submitted us to Volunteer Match, a popular online site for people who are looking for volunteer organizations to join.  http://www.volunteermatch.org

Email: support\@volunteermatch.org, Phone: (415) 241-6872, Fax: (415) 520-9650. Main Office: Phone: (415) 241-6868, Fax: (415) 241-6869. Mailing Address: Volunteer Match, 717 California St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108


FGC is now listed with this big US government-sponsored volunteer program at its website at www.SERVE.gov. This government program matches volunteers with community non-profits. View our submission at:  http://myproject.serve.gov/public/OpportunityDetail.aspx?projectId=16678&subProjectId=4840675


Submitted us to the Environmental Protection Agencies online list of ecycling projects for computer donations at www.epa.gov for the midwest region. Contact details: Region 5 eCycling Program Coordinator, Chris Newman, U.S. EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. (DW-8J), Chicago, IL 60604, Phone: (312) 353-8402, Fax: (312) 353-4788, email: newman.christopherm\@epa.gov

My Green Electronics

Submitted us to this online directory of places to donate computers.  http://www.mygreenelectronics.org/registerrecycler.aspx Emailed to -- green\@ce.org

Ecycling Tools.com

Submitted us via their online form for inclusion in their upcoming online directory of places to donate. Their website is  http://www.ecyclingtools.com

Goodbye Microsoft

We are listed by Goodbye Microsoft at  http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net with our listing on this page --  http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/e107_plugins/links_page/links.php?cat.21

Linux Forums

We are mentioned at  http://www.LinuxForums.org in this article --  http://www.linuxforums.org/articles/linux-goes-green_299.html

Computer Hope

Submitted us to Computer Hope (at website --  http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi)

Illinois Recycling Association

Asked to be added to their list of places to donate computers at --  http://www.illinoisrecycles.org/byteback_list.html
Emailed to -- info\@illinoisrecycles.org


If you google on "where to recycle computer chicago" Free Geek Chicago comes up on the second page of results (as of 12/2009)

DSL Reports

Asked to be added to the DSL Reports page on computer donations and recyclers at --  http://www.dslreports.com/faq/7157


Added via comments to  http://www.werty.net/2007/06/chicago-computer-recycling.html/comment-page-1#comment-144498

University of Chicago

Sent email to be added to their donations list -- recycling\@uic.edu -- at  http://www.uic.edu/sustainability/initiatives/recycling/what_where.html

Chuck Egg

Commented at the Chuck Egg webiste in Chicago on us --  http://www.chuckegg.com/how-can-i-recycle-my-computer-at-a-free-computer-recycling-center/

Gazelle Recycling Network

Applied for computer donations to recyclenetwork\@gazelle.com and their website is www.gazelle.com


Commented there in response to their post on FGC.


FGC pops up as #6 on the first page of their listing.

Tech Soup

* our "qualification application" is currently in progress *

Open Books

The Open Books group recently opened in Chicago and has been advertising heavily. I applied for us to be in their list of partners, which is here --  http://open-books.org/resources.php

Their website is www.open-books.org and their email is web/@open-books.org

I am also hopeful we might be able to create some sort of relationship with them since their mission is to encourage literacy while ours encourages computer literacy.

Go Green Wilmette

Briefly talked with their Board and membership. They are an organization with goals very congruent with ours. They mentioned they'll put us in their website list --  http://www.gogreenwilmette.org

Sustainable Electronics Initiative Blog

Sent email describing our group and asking them to add us to their list of links --  http://sustainelectronics.wordpress.com

Electronics Take Back Coalition

Sent email describing our group and asking them to add us to their list of links -- info/@etakeback.org.

Basel Action Network

Sent email describing our group and asking them to add us to their list of links. Basel Action Network informa/@ban.org


Sent email describing our group and asking them to add us to their list of links -- info/@earthworksaction.org.

Digital Tips

This is a website run by the Consumer Electronics Association. I asked that they link to us on their webpage listing of places to donate computers for reuse then recycling -- digitaltips/@ce.org


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History | Last updated by Howard Fosdick, 7 years ago