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Donate Old Tech Gadgets in Charlotte This Back-to-School Season

The school year is upon us, and with it often comes new technology. For us to properly dispose of old technology devices while also supporting job seekers in our area, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is partnering with Mecklenburg County Solid Waste to host a free electronics take-back event from 9 a.m. to noon, August 28, at the Compost Central and Recycling Center in Charlotte.

The collaborative effort ensures electronics are reused, if possible, prior to recycling. Residents are encouraged to bring and donate working devices such as computers, cell phones, gaming consoles and small appliances. Goodwill assesses and refurbishes them to provide access to low-cost electronics at its technology store, The GRID. The nonprofit uses proceeds from its 26-plus area stores to fund job training and employment services at no cost to the community. Any items that can’t be refurbished and reused are recycled responsibly, adhering to the strictest, current, environmental policies.

Year-round, electronics can be donated at any Goodwill store or dropped off at any Mecklenburg County full-service recycling center.


Location: 140 Valleydale Rd. For more information on Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont, visit and on how to reduce waste and recycle correctly, visit

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