Goodwill is a staple in many communities across southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago and we take pride in our ability to provide essential services and create partnerships.
As the technology industry continues to grow so does the need to dispose of unwanted electronics. In every home there is a drawer full of old phones and tablets, a closet stuffed with dated desktop computers, or a corner filled with gaming systems. What do you do with these things? You can donate these electronics to Goodwill.
Since 2018 I have had the opportunity to manage an innovative new business; Goodwill E-cycle. E-cycle lives up to our 100 year commitment of reusing and repurposing items in an effort to keep them out of the landfills. Goodwill E-cycle has recycled well over 10 million pounds of electronics since its birth, while offering essential training programs for people with disabilities or disadvantages in our communities.
This year we stepped up our efforts by partnering with local municipalities and offering community wide recycling events to ensure electronics are disposed of safely and securely. We take pride in our environment and are committed to our mission and our community. What do you do if there’s not an event in the area? Take your electronics to your local Goodwill Store & Donation center! Our stores are committed to helping our customers by offering a convenient and safe way to dispose of unwanted electronics.
Day in and day out it’s amazing to see what we do, I am more amazed by the people that are doing it! After all, our planet is a home we all share and together we can keep clean for generations to come.