Mac Mini special

Special – 2 low priced Mac Minis are left:

$15 Mac Mini 1,1 (Early 2006) -> Core solo 1.56 GHz, 2 Gb Mem, 60 Gb HD, Mac OS 10.6.8
$15 Mac Mini 1,1 (Early 2006) -> Core solo 1.56 GHz, 2 Gb Mem, 60 Gb HD, Mac OS 10.6.8

Tech room construction and reorganization

The following announcement is only for tech rooms.

Tech (refurbishing) rooms construction and reorganization work will be performed during the week of July 23rd through July 29th.

During the construction week no computer refurbishing work will be performed and volunteers will not be able to work on computer refurbishing tasks.

There are two goals for the construction work:
* To provide additional workspace for the increasing number of volunteers
* To make the refurbishing process easier and more efficient

The volunteers are welcome to help in the recycling room or with miscellaneous tasks such as sorting of the existing equipment.

During the tech room construction week other Free Geek operations will function normally:
* The intake will function normally and will accept new donations.
* The thrift store will be open during normal business hours.
* The recycling area will be operating normally.

The tech rooms will be back to normal refurbishing operations starting on August 1st. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Free Geek links

Free Geek contact info:

2537 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Note: Enter through the entrance facing the alley


Wednesday through Sunday
Noon to 5pm

Electronics we accept for donations
See Items Accepted List
Data Security and privacy
See our Data Security policy
Volunteer with us
How to get started volunteering with us
Thrift Store
Support us in our thrift store

Have questions? Fill out a form below to send us a message:

Earth Day 2018 Electronics collection event

April 22nd, 2018 is Earth Day. Free Geek will participate by holding an electronics collection event.

Part of the collected computers will be refurbished and donated to the House of Charity – to help those who need access to technology but cannot afford to purchase computers otherwise.

There is 3 collection points:

  1. Free Geek’s own location in South Minneapolis
  2. 9Round Fitness of Eagan
  3. 9Round Fitness of Woodbury

Minneapolis event info

  • Donations can be dropped off April 18 – April 22 during normal Free Geek Twin Cities hours of operation
  • A tax deductible receipt will be provided for all donations
  • Items that ARE accepted:
  • Note that there are fees for CRT/Tube displays as well as fees for Printers, see

Eagan/Woodbury event info

  • Items can be dropped off April 16 – April 21 during normal 9Round Fitness hours of operation ( See Eagan Hours and Woodbury Hours )
  • A tax deductible receipt can be provided upon request
  • There will be boxes labeled as “Electronic recycling collection”
  • Small electronics will be collected during this event (Computers, LCD monitors, phones, cameras etc). See:
  • Items that are NOT accepted during this collection are: large TVs, CRT/Tube monitors and Printers, large appliances
  • Privacy Disclaimer: although 9Round has staff at the location all the time, the donated items are not secured and we advice that any items that contain private information be delivered to Free Geek’s own location since Free Geek has secure storage for data devices

If you have any questions about this event, send us questions to