What does it cost to recycle my items?
FREE! There are NO FEES for residential drop-off!
If dropped off at our donation center during open hours; we accept almost all electronic devices (working or not) free of charge.
What items can i drop off at NextStep?
We welcome a wide variety of items; computers of course, but also everything from christmas lights to microwaves.
We refurbish everything we can and have a no landfill policy so all obsolete/non-repairable items are recycled with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved processors.
If you have further questions, please call us at 686-2366 ext 116.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Most donations are tax deductible. NextStep provides a donation receipt that you can use to document your donation, please consult your tax advisor about finding fair market value for your donation. Shipping costs may also tax deductible, consult your tax advisor. NextStep does not estimate the fair market value; that is up to the donor, as required by law.
I'm an individual, can I still donate?
Yes! In fact, individual donors like you are what allow NextStep to provide this service to the community.
For more ways to help please learn more about what we do.
What happens to the hard drives and personal data?
If your hard drive is smaller than 20 GB, it will be dismantled (rendered completely unusable) and sent as scrap to be melted down for metal recovery. If your hard drive is 20 GB or larger, it will be cleared according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guidelines for Media Sanitization. This writes a completely random series of "0"s and "1"s to all disk sectors, overwriting your personal data. If you have data you need to save, please do so before you donate your computer.