Goodwill Makes it Easy to be Green!

Did you know Goodwill can help you recycle obsolete or non working electronics? As a member of the Dell Reconnect program, we accept computers, laptops, keyboards and cell phones – keeping them out of landfills and creating jobs for people in need of work. Each year, more than 200,000 computers are donated to our locations nationally. In fact, our Central Florida stores sold over $250,000 worth of donated electronics last year.

We make it easy for you to donate - Simply pack your old computer equipment into the car with other household donations and drop it off at a participating Goodwill® location where the trained staff will inspect each item and determine whether to reuse, refurbish, or recycle it.

 

We will properly decommission your PCs by following stringent United States government Active KillDisk Window Suite v. 10.1 data-wiping standards. Then we will refurbish the PCs so instead of ending up in a landfill, these viable PCs will be supplied to businesses, schools, nonprofits, government programs, and other eligible customers that need access to the benefits of technology that they cannot currently afford.

Reuse means that a device or its components are in good working order and can be resold in a Goodwill store after it is cleaned and tested by technicians. Refurbish means that a device is in need of an upgrade or repair before resale. Whatever parts cannot be reused or refurbished will be broken down securely and recycled responsibly so that their valuable materials can be reprocessed to make new products.

Although Goodwill destroys all hard drives and memory storage components to remove confidential information, as an extra security precaution, you may want to remove your personal data from hard drives or other storage media before donating to Goodwill. To find a location near you or participate in the program please visit www.dell.com/reconnect.

Additionally, Goodwill also partners with Microsoft in their Refurbishing/Recycle project. More information can be found here on these topics:

For more information about donating electronics, contact our Donor Services Manager at
(407) 218-4423, email us at retail@goodwillcfl.org or visit www.dell.com/reconnect.

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1. Donate

You donate gently used items to Goodwill.

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2. Resell

We sell your donations in our stores and online.

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3. Fund

Proceeds from sales go to fund job training and other services to prepare people for success.

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4. Employ

With Goodwill's help, people in our community find good jobs.

did you know

At Goodwill, we'll gladly accept your cell phone, computer or laptop, reducing e-waste that would otherwise clog landfills.

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did you know

At Goodwill, we'll gladly accept your cell phone, computer or laptop, reducing e-waste that would otherwise clog landfills.

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