With a goal of receiving more than 60,000 lbs. of computers and other electronic equipment at the 2nd annual Goodwill Earth Day Electronics Recycling Celebration held on Sunday, April 26th, the organization was elated to discover that more than 61,000 lbs. was donated during the course of the event. Held at all 29 Goodwill locations, the electronics recycling event was designed to provide a Free opportunity for donors to rid themselves of electronics and unwanted computers in an environmentally responsible way.
Ohio Valley Goodwill is working in partnership with Goodwill recycling vendor, Global Environmental Services (GES), who is an certified e-steward recycling vendor. Goodwill is very committed to environmental stewardship and as such helps to recycle more than 45,000,000 lbs. of donated items every year diverting them from area landfills.
Goodwill’s partnership with GES provides the opportunity to co-sponsor a recycling event that promotes not only “Green living” practices but also, help to make donors aware of Goodwill’s commitment to responsible recycling. The best part is it’s very easy to recycle electronics and computers responsibly every day at all 29 Greater Cincinnati donation centers. Electronic donations are accepted every day at Goodwill. For a complete list of all 29 Goodwill donation centers, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate.
Ohio Valley Goodwill provides skill training, employment and personal enrichment programs for individuals with disabilities, our nation’s veterans and at-risk youth. Each year, Goodwill serves more than 3,400 people and last year (2014) helped 913 get jobs in the Greater Cincinnati community. It is donations to Ohio Valley Goodwill that has made this mission of service possible for the past almost 100 years.
Our thanks to the generous donors of Greater Cincinnati for their wonderful support of the 2nd annual Goodwill Earth Day Recycling Celebration.