If you take a few minutes to assess how many old and unused pieces of electronics are taking up space in your home or garage, you may be surprised. And you may be itching to be rid of them. Rather than dumping your old electronics in the trash, I encourage you to recycle your e-waste at the Goodwill Columbus e-Waste Drop Off Day, scheduled in partnership with our Public Service Department.
Load up the car with old electronics, then stop by the Municipal Services Center parking lot, at 3600 Tremont Road, any time between 9 am-2 pm on Saturday, September 15. By bringing your used electronics to this event, you can help support workforce development training for individuals with disabilities, as well as ensure that your electronics are diverted from landfills and recycled or reused.
Accepted items include:
- Computers, printers and monitors
- Computer components
- Old TVs (LCD, LED or plasma flat screens only)
- DVD and VHS players
- Power adapters, extension cords and chargers
- Home and cell phones
- Cameras and audiovisual equipment
- Mp3 Players, iPods
- Video game systems, games
- Copiers, scanners and fax machines
- Ink and toner cartridges
- Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries
- Vacuums, humidifiers, microwaves, toaster ovens
- Christmas lights
Volunteers will unload items so donors may stay in their cars and receipts will be provided for tax-deductible donations. Computer hard-drives will be recycled by certified staff to make sure that any personal information is protected.