On January 7, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. (lincolngoodwill.org) held its sixth annual Electronics Recycling Drive to celebrate National Technology Week. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Goodwill collected a total of 1,023 pounds of electronics from donors in the community.
Thanks to Goodwill’s partnership with Dell Reconnect, all electronic donations were 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. 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.
For 91 years, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. has been strengthening the Lincoln community by providing services for individuals who face barriers to employment and by offering residents a year-round outlet for recycling electronics, household items, and clothing. To learn more about Goodwill and these events, follow them on Facebook (@LincolnGoodwill) or visit www.lincolngoodwill.org.