Find out more about our IT project Plugged In 

Plugged In - our IT Recycling Project

Plugged In logo with photos of referrers


Our IT recycling project has been running since the pandemic. We gave our first recycled IT package out in May 2020. At the beginning of the pandemic, our members told us that people they worked with were struggling to work, live & teach their families as they had no or limited IT & internet. From this, the project was born. We asked members, families & friends to donate unwanted IT equipment & members to refer people to receive them.

Today, Plugged In continues to take donations of IT equipment and referrals for FREE refurbished IT equipment and wifi for people and families you work with in your community in North West Glasgow.


What we can take:
- Laptops
- Desktop PCs (Less than ten years old)
- Tablets (Must be without password or factory reset)
- Smartphones (Must be without password or factory reset)
- Optical USB or Wireless Mice
- USB or Wireless Keyboards
- Monitors (Must be working)
- HD Webcams
- WiFi Dongles, or MiFi boxes (SIM Powered routers)
- Three Pin Power Cables
- VGA Display Cables
- Tablet and Phone chargers (All varieties)
- Hard Drives (SSD or Spinning Disk)


All donated equipment is data wiped, and certification of this can be provided on request. A certificate is provided for each individual item once wiped when requested. The method we use to do this is Redkey Data Destruction. This software performs a full data wipe of IT equipment to industry standards and in line with regularity requirements outlines in GDPR. The software wipes the disk completely of all saved data and Operating System leaving a completely clean drive.
Redkey has also been awarded ADISA industry certification.

All our refurbished IT equipment is also PAT tested for electrical safety.


We have IT packages ready to give out. Each PC package contains a PC tower, monitor, mouse, keyboard, web cam and a ‘How to’ guide. Funding allowing, we aim to include free internet with our packages.

We also take referrals for laptops, tablets and mobile phones; however there can be longer waiting times for these items.

Have a question? You can call or email Martina or Gordon on 0141 952 7090

Please use this referral form to make a referral request for an IT package.

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