Donate Old Technology This Back-to-School Season

The school year is upon us, and with it often comes new technology. But, what are you doing with the old technology?

Donate your old technology to dispose of it properly while also supporting job seekers in your community! Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is partnering with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste to host a free electronics take-back event from 9 a.m. to noon on August 28. This event will be held at the Compost Central and Recycling Center. The collaborative effort between the two organizations ensures electronics are reused, if possible, prior to recycling or disposal.

Residents are encouraged to bring working devices such as computers, cell phones, gaming consoles and small appliances that can be donated. Goodwill assesses and refurbishes the items to sell in its technology store, The GRID. The nonprofit uses proceeds from its 26 stores – including The GRID – to fund job training and employment services offered at no cost to the community. Any tech that can’t be refurbished and reused are recycled responsibly, adhering to the strictest environmental policies in place today.

Year-round electronics can be donated at any Goodwill store or dropped off at any Mecklenburg County full-service recycling center.

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