Palmetto Goodwill to hold e-waste and free shredding event

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is an opportunity to donate or recycle computers and shred personal documents

Palmetto Goodwill, in partnership with Cintas, will host an e-waste roundup and shredding event on Saturday, August 16 at Computer Works, 6813 Rivers Avenue, in North Charleston between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The free event allows people to donate and recycle computers and accessories, plus shred personal documents to guard against identity theft. Donors will receive a 10% discount at Computer Works for their computers.

WHO: Palmetto Goodwill WHAT: e-waste roundup and shred event WHEN: Saturday, August 16 between 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Computer Works, 6813 Rivers Avenue

New government regulations have made it increasingly difficult to recycle computers and other electronics. When Goodwill receives a computer donation, the hard drive is wiped completely clean then refurbished for resale. Computers that cannot be refurbished are entered into the Dell Reconnect program for retrieving usable spare parts and responsible recycling.

Through the resale of these donations, proceed benefit Goodwill job training and placement programs for thousands of individuals in our communities including people with disabilities and other disadvantages. The Computer Works store also sells refurbished cell phones, gaming systems, printers and other electronics.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a nonprofit social service organization whose mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Over 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to employment. Last year, Goodwill placed 1,301 people into new jobs and provided services to 53,084. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org.

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