Goodwill Columbus, County Commissioners & Columbus Clippers Team Up For Community e-Cycling Drive

Goodwill Columbus is once again joining forces with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Columbus Clippers, WBNS-10TV and The Columbus Dispatch to help consumers safely recycle unwanted e-Waste.

The public is invited to donate unwanted computers, small appliances and other electronics on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Huntington Park, located at 330 Huntington Park Lane, for this e-Waste Collection.

“These donations will help Goodwill Columbus sustain and create work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers, while diverting tons of waste from our landfills," said Margie Pizzuti, President and CEO of Goodwill Columbus. “We are grateful to the Franklin County Commissioners for their continuing support for our mission.”

Event organizers hope to recreate last year’s successful events at the ballpark, which drew in more than 14 tons of electronic donations.

“In our ever-changing technology driven world where cell phones and computers become outdated quickly, e-waste has become a real concern,” said Commissioner Marilyn Brown, President of the Board of Commissioners. “Recycling these electronic items is critical for preserving landfill space and for ensuring that hazardous materials used to make electronics are properly disposed. This county-wide e-waste drop-off event and others like it offer residents a quick and efficient way to safely dispose of their unwanted items and feel good about doing it. We encourage all Central Ohio residents to take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and properly recycle their e-waste.”

"Huntington Park is very proud to be a part of this endeavor, which encourages recycling and helps to protect the environment, while offering the community the opportunity to help Goodwill Columbus,” said Ken Schnacke, President and General Manager of the Columbus Clippers.

Goodwill Columbus adheres to Responsible Recycling (R2) standards. Goodwill does not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. Donors are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from computer hard drives before dropping them off.

Those who drop off electronics will receive a goody bag with items from event sponsors.

Items accepted:

DVD Players

VCRs

Tapes/8 Tracks

CDs

Computer components

Stereos

PDAs

Cell Phones

Telephones

Cameras

Chargers

Power adapters

Printers

iPods

Fitness machines

Connectors

Christmas lights

All cords

Copiers

Scanners

Fax machines

Ink and toner cartridges

Networking equipment (servers and routers)

Cable cords and connectors

Lithium Ion (rechargeable) batteries

Digital cable boxes

MP3 players

Video game systems

Stereo equipment

Audiovisual equipment

Small appliances (i.e. microwaves, fitness equipment, vacuums etc.)

Desktop computers (including monitors)

Laptop computers

Computer mice

Vacuums

 

Goodwill Columbus is unable to take televisions and large appliances at this time—particularly those containing Freon.  For more information and a complete list of accepted items, please visit www.franklincountyohio.gov/ewaste.

Goodwill Columbus has been proudly serving the local community for 75 years. Since 1939 the organization has dedicated itself to building independence, quality of life and work opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers. Goodwill Columbus is the sixth largest nonprofit in central Ohio and is among the top 50 largest employers central Ohio.  Goodwill Columbus provides nearly 1.2 million hours of service to more than 4,100 participants with disabilities and other barriers through day habilitation programs, community-based supported living services, employment training and job placement services. For more information on Goodwill Columbus, please visit our website at www.goodwillcolumbus.org.