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Goodwill to recycle computers for business owners

3:04 PM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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DENVER -  Business owners in metro Denver and northern Colorado can now recycle old computers and electronics at Goodwill Industries.

According to the charity, in its first year of operation, Good Electronics will create up to 25 jobs, including those for people with disabilities, and keep 1.5 million pounds of waste out of landfills. Goodwill will also pick up computers and electronics (excluding televisions) from businesses wishing to donate. The service is free.

The charity already allows individuals to drop off computers and electronics (excluding televisions), but does not provide residential pickup.

All electronics are "wiped" of data before being recycled. Useable computers are refurbished. Unsellable electronics are taken apart and recycled.

On July 1, 2013, Colorado banned the disposal of electronics in landfills, further increasing demand for electronics recycling.

"This created the perfect opportunity for Goodwill - the original recycler of used clothing and household goods - to do even more for the environment and for our community,'' said Stuart Davie, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver.

Proceeds from the computer recycling program support Goodwill's job training and education programs for at-risk youth and disadvantaged and disabled adults.

All electronics donated to Goodwill for recycling may be tax deductible.

For more information, call 720-588-0510.

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