We are now located at 480 Rio Rd. E, inside of Ecovillage Charlottesville. We will be open every Saturday (6:00pm – 8:00pm) to give out computers, accept donations, and help with computer issues. We hope to see you there!
We’ve found a new location for OSR, but we’ve got a lot of work to do getting the space ready before we can open back up for 2018. We’ll announce the date and location when we have everything setup.
Since Open Source Recycling started back in 2010, our group of volunteers has distributed over 1000 computers to families in the Charlottesville area at no charge. We have Virginia Organizing to thank for this, as they have let us use space in their building to repair computers and hold our weekly classes for all these years. Unfortunately, they are no longer able to let us use their building for computer recycling. Unless we can find a new home, we will not be able to continue our work. We need a space in Charlottesville that is large enough to accommodate a team of 4-6 repair technicians and the people that come to get computers during our Saturday night training sessions (approximately 600 sqft). If you or someone you know has room for such an operation, please send an email to email@example.com
We gave away 112 computers this year, and are taking a break until after the holidays. See you next year.
We distributed 137 computers this year, and we will be taking a break until after the holidays. Saturday meetings will resume on January 2nd.