Reboot North Yorkshire – recycling your unwanted devices
Did you get a new laptop, mobile or tablet for Christmas? Donate your old one to Reboot North Yorkshire and help people who are socially isolated get online to keep in touch with family, friends and other groups which offer them support. Reboot North Yorkshire refurbishes old devices before they are distributed to those in need, such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets but also webcams, keyboards, chargers and data dongles. The scheme has helped many people, including school pupils and pensioners, establish the internet links that have helped them through the isolation of the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, around 30 per cent of North Yorkshire’s population had no, or limited, internet use.
Since the scheme was launched, 625 computers, smartphones and other devices have been donated through Reboot to socially isolated individuals. Reboot North Yorkshire is a collaborative project which is led by North Yorkshire County Council and involving a wide range of partners across the county – including libraries, schools, businesses, charities and volunteers.
Further information about the scheme can be found HERE.
The local drop-off point in Richmond is the Community Library.