By Alia Hurst
On Saturday, January 6, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. will host an Electronics Recycling Drive from 10 am to 2pm in front of its Vine Street retail store. This free event celebrates National Technology Day while encouraging the public to responsibly recycle the electronics they no longer want or use.
“After much donor appreciation following our last Electronics Drive in November, we wanted to offer another opportunity for the community to donate,” said Alia Hurst, Goodwill’s Donations Acquisition Specialist. “This is a perfect opportunity for community members to declutter after the busy holiday season concludes.”
Thanks to Goodwill’s recycling partnership with Dell Reconnect, donors can drop off electronics of any brand and in any condition. Working electronics will be sold in Goodwill’s thrift stores, where the revenue funds local programs that help job seekers overcome traditional barriers to employment. Nonworking electronics will be refurbished or responsibly recycled. In 2022 alone, Lincoln Goodwill diverted 105,542 pounds of electronics from the local landfill, and they hope to recycle even more for years to come.
Goodwill accepts most electronics and small appliances but cannot accept microwaves or televisions. Donors who are unable to attend the event can bring their electronics to any Lincoln or York Goodwill location year-round during designated donation hours.