The following is a press release from Goodwill of Orange County, California. It discusses the great success the company has had managing e-waste and creating green jobs.
Check out your local Goodwill to see if they are also accepting e-waste, there is a good chance they are!
Turn Your E-Waste Into New Opportunities.
We all know those old TV sets, computers, printers and other electronic stuff (known as e-waste) can reek havoc on the planet if tossed into the landfill.
What you might not know is that, by donating it all to Goodwill’s E-waste Solutions program, you’ll be providing job training and green jobs to people with disabilities and other barriers–while helping to save the planet. That’s what we call turning your e-waste into a brand new opportunity.
Since 1924, Goodwill has pioneered our own “Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Renew” manifesto by creating a sustainable platform that provides jobs, revenue and a greener environment. We make it easy to be green by providing a safe and free service to the community, where we in turn are able to recycle computers, TVs and other electronics.
- Reduce: By making recycling easy, we reduce the amount of toxic materials that would otherwise end up in our landfills
- Reuse: We repair what we can and re-sell to bargain-driven families in the community who can’t afford the latest electronics
- Repurpose: What we can’t repair, we disassemble and separate the metals that is in turn sold to reputable state recyclers
True to its mission of creating new opportunities, Goodwill of Orange County has been a ‘green’ business long before the term was coined.
All Orange County Goodwill Locations Accept E-waste at No Charge
As a California State Certified e-waste collector we’ll gladly accept all your electronics, working or not, at one of our Orange County donation centers. Tax receipts are provided. If your business has 20 e-waste items or more to donate, call us and we’ll pick them up — free of charge.