Goodwill Collects 13,823 Pounds of Electronics at Annual Recycling Drive
LINCOLN — On Saturday, January 8, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. held its fifth annual Electronics Recycling Drive to celebrate National Technology Week. In just four hours, donors dropped off 13,823 pounds of electronics, marking their highest collection in a single drive.
Thanks to Goodwill’s partnership with Dell Reconnect, all electronic donations were either resold, refurbished or responsibly recycled. Working electronics were sold in Goodwill’s thrift stores in Lincoln and York, where the revenue helps fund employment services and programs in Southeast Nebraska. For 90 years, Lincoln Goodwill has used the sale of donated goods to help local job seekers overcome obstacles, find work and gain financial independence. Nonworking electronics were shipped to Dell’s recycling centers and broken down in an environmentally responsible manner. By recycling used technology, Dell keeps reusable materials out of the landfill and decreases the amount of e-waste in the environment.
Lincoln Goodwill accepts electronics of all brands and conditions year-round at all retail locations. Stay up-to-date on upcoming events by following Lincoln Goodwill on social media and signing up for their e-newsletter. To find a donation center near you, visit lincolngoodwill.org.