The City of Upper Arlington Creates Goodwill In The Community

The City of Upper Arlington Public Services Department is hosting a large-scale e-waste donation drive with Goodwill Columbus on June 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Municipal Services Center located at 3600 Tremont Rd. Donation drop-off will be conducted drive-thru style, making it simple and easy for residents to donate without leaving the comfort of their vehicle. 

Residents can drop off multiple types of electronic devices at the drive. Please note that Goodwill will be unable to accept tube TVs and tube computer monitors due to the cost of recycling those items. For residents who would like to safely dispose of tube electronics, please visit swaco.org/recycleelectronics.aspx for a list of tube recyclers. Computers are recycled with the assistance of certified vendors to ensure intellectual property is protected, but as an added precaution, it is suggested to remove all personal information before donating.

Goodwill has a longstanding history as a ‘recycling powerhouse.’ In 2015, Goodwill helped divert more than 1 million pounds of e-waste from landfills through grassroots, community-based drives and diverted 7.5 million pounds of waste from landfills through retail sales, auctions, donation centers and other recycling efforts. 

The agency is the sixth largest nonprofit in Central Ohio and is among its top 100 largest employers. In 2015, Goodwill Columbus provided approximately 1.4 million hours of service to more than 2,600 individuals with disabilities and other barriers through day habilitation programs, community-based supported living services, employment training and job placement services, and placed 353 people into competitive employment through workforce development programs.

For more information about the drive, please contact Kelly Engbersen at Kelly.Engbersen@gwcols.com

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