Donations Accepted at The GRID
- Computers & Electronics
- Games & Game Systems
- Cords & Peripherals
- Audio Components
Did You Know?
- Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste problem in the world.
- Computers are not allowed in county landfills due to hazardous materials, including lead and mercury, in the systems.
- In 2018, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont diverted 1.1 million pounds of product from area landfills.
- Goodwill’s partnership with Dell through the Dell Reconnect program ensures that we work with Dell’s authorized product recovery partners to remarket the remaining recycled materials, such as plastics, glass and metals.
The Electronic Recycling Stream: Powered by Your Good Will
Technology changes constantly, quickly leaving your gear in the past – or in your closet, basement or attic. The GRID: Powered by Goodwill makes it easy to recycle your used computer equipment or other electronics and make a positive impact. When you donate an old computer or technology of any brand, in any condition, you’re helping the environment by keeping e-waste out of landfills and creating green jobs in our community.
Technicians in our electronic recycling training program at Goodwill evaluate donated computers and electronics. Some systems in working condition are refurbished and resold at The GRID, providing program participants paid training and sound work experience. The benefit to you? Modern technology sold at an affordable cost.
Parts that cannot be reused or refurbished will be broken down securely and recycled responsibly, meeting strict Department of Defense de-manufacturing standards. We ensure that no environmentally sensitive materials will be sent to landfills in an effort to help keep our planet healthy and sustainable for all.
Your electronics donations support job training and employment services for unemployed and underemployed individuals as they upgrade their job skills to enter the competitive workforce. That means that by upgrading your computer and donating your old one, you can help someone get an upgrade of a lifetime.