About us!

Business (and individuals) take note that your used computers can be more than just a pain in the neck to get rid of! CTAC is a not-for-profit organization that accepts donations of computers of all types at no cost to you. Benefits to you: We provide complete data elimination by securely wiping all your hard drive’s data or physically shredded drives and your donations are fully tax deductible. Systems that are reusable are put aside for reuse and the equipment that is just too old is broken down by local community members in a work skills development program to be recycled.

A win-win situation: The equipment that is reusable is fixed up and provided back to the community* thanks to folks like you we have provided well over 1,300 computers back to the community!

Your data securely eliminated,
your tax deductible donation appreciated and lastly…

Together we help to create a technology savvy community! Low income community members, non-profits, schools, Libraries and faith based community service programs can get working computer systems with Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Office installed.

Improving Access to Computers, Education, Encourages SNHU’s Donation to CTAC

While its origins may be open to discussion, the saying “a rising tide lifts all boats” — the association that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy (or in this case community) — is appropriate to describe Southern New Hampshire University’s ongoing donations to Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC).

According to William (Bill) Gillett, Dean, School of Business at the University, SNHU has always been interested in developing a stronger community and supporting those organizations in the community that share that mission. “For us, CTAC is one of those organizations that really does make a difference and does so in a way that a number of us can support and understand.”

A Common Focus to Serve the Community Brings A Pair of Non-Profits Together


Located at 145 Hollis Street in Manchester, NH, the Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is a non-profit provider primary care facility offering high-quality, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare that is both convenient and affordable. In fact, MCH’s core service, primary healthcare, is available to all regardless of age, economic status, national origin, disability, ethnicity, creed or sexual orientation. Comprehensive Primary Care is provided by Board Certified Family Practice Physicians, Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners and Certified Physician Assistants.

In fact, it was CTAC’s non-profit mission statement that strongly resonated with MCHC’s Director of IT Technology, Calvin Dowling.

Changeable Technology Needs Enable a Pair of Manchester Institutions to Thrive


Life’s transitions aren’t always easy, but sometimes they are serendipitous.

Take the transition experienced by Mount Washington College, founded as a business school in 1900 by Joel Hesser and up until 2013 was known by its namesake as the Manchester-based Hesser College.

In July of that year Hesser College was relaunched as Mount Washington College, incorporating an innovative national online education platform with existing New Hampshire ground campus locations. Today, approximately 1,100 students are enrolled, studying for degrees in allied health, business, communications, criminal justice, graphic design, legal, liberal studies, and psychology and for diplomas in the field of medical assistants.

According to Maureen Znoj, Vice President of Operations, Mount Washington College, in spite of its change in name, the college has stayed close to its roots, offering high quality, professionally focused and accessible learning experiences for students.

Alignment of Company’s Mission with CTAC Enables Great Outcomes for Both


Founded in 1980 the Manchester, New Hampshire based Emerson Ecologics is a leading distributor of professional-quality nutritional supplements, vitamins and natural health products representing over 275 brands, Customers include integrative healthcare practitioners, naturopathic, chiropractic and medical doctors, licensed acupuncturists and nutritionists, as well as their patients.

The company lives by its vision by driving health and wellness as the most trusted source of quality solutions to the integrative healthcare community, and its mission to enable patient health and wellness through its intense commitment to people, community, partners and products and services.

It’s that vision that informs the company’s determination to always give back to the community.

Welcome to the New Home of CTAC

100 Willow St. Suite 6
Manchester, NH 03103-6300














Recycle your computers with CTAC and help low income families, Non-Profits and Schools afford, low cost computers!





Computer Recycling Program Supports CATC's Program Services

As you should know by now, CTAC collects computers and refurbishes them for distribution to low income people, Non-profits,Public and Private Schools and faith based organizations across NH. Those computers beyond repair or service are responsibly broken down at CTAC’s program site to recyclable components. CTAC is able to recover some program funding from the sale of precious commodities within the old computers. If you want to donated retired computer technology call CTAC at (603) 218-3078

All data is wiped from all hard drives provided.

Drop off your equipment 9-5 M-F if the you have more than 10 systems please call before you stop in.

Skeletons on your hard drive


When you give your old computer away you may think you are doing a good thing but please make sure you understand what you are giving up - you may think you have deleted everything but in fact unless you have used sophisticated hard drive erasure software all of your personal information - bank accounts, social security information, passwords and much more can live on - even if you have 'formatted' the hard drive it is quite simple to undue a typical drive format. You must also meet very specific qualifications regarding transfer of a MS Windows operating system to someone which could, if done incorrectly, put you in violation of the Microsoft license you accepted when you purchased your computer.

We at CTAC take your personal information seriously - when you donate your computer to CTAC we lock it down until we can securely erase the drive using government approved erasing methods: Sarbanes-Oxley, GLB, FACTA, HIPAA. We then send you a written confirmation of data destruction.

Directions: CTAC Program and Services 100 Willow St., Manchester NH

Directions from Concord (north)

Route 93 South to 293 South
Take Queen City Bridge Exit
Jump on Queen City Bridge
Drive up to and cross Elm St
Stay in left lane
Turn left on Willow St..
Proceed 500 yards On left, just after Motorcycles of Manchester, 100 Willow Street Plaza

Directions from Nashua (South)

Take I-293 N (signs for Manchester/​Concord)Old Rt 3 North
Take exit 4 for U.S. 3N/​Second Street
Turn onto Queen City Bridge
Drive up to and cross Elm St
Stay in left lane
Turn left on Willow St.
Proceed 500 yards On left, just after Motorcycles of Manchester, 100 Willow Street Plaza

Directions from Seacost (East)

Take 101 East to Route 3A Everett Tpke North
Take exit 4 for U.S. 3N/​Second Street
Turn onto Queen City Bridge
Drive up to and cross Elm St
Stay in left lane
Turn left on Willow St.
Proceed 500 yards On left, just after Motorcycles of Manchester, 100 Willow Street Plaza

Directions from Keene (West)

101 East to 293 North, Route 3 North
Take exit 4 for U.S. 3N/​Second Street
Turn onto Queen City Bridge
Drive up to and cross Elm St
Stay in left lane
Turn left on Willow St.

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