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Commissioners Again Teaming Up with Goodwill, Clippers for E-Waste Collection on April 25

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Contact: Marty Homan, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273 or 614/402-5203
Todd Reigle, Goodwill Columbus, 614/583-0357

The Franklin County Commissioners are once again working with Goodwill Columbus, the Columbus Clippers, WBNS-10TV, Sunny 95, and The Columbus Dispatch to help consumers responsibly recycle unwanted electronic waste.

The public is invited to donate unwanted computers, small appliances and other electronics on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Huntington Park, located at 330 Huntington Park Lane, for this eWaste Collection.

“We are grateful to the Franklin County Commissioners for partnering with us for a third year to execute a successful e-Waste drive. Donated goods help sustain job training programs for individuals with disabilities and other barriers. We also proudly divert tons of waste from our landfills by using these items to create jobs," said Margie Pizzuti, President and CEO of Goodwill Columbus.

Event organizers hope to recreate last year’s successful events at the ballpark, which drew in approximately 13 tons of electronic donations. This will be the only e-Waste drive cosponsored by the groups this year.

“In today’s world where cell phones and computers become outdated quickly, e-waste has become a real concern,” said Commissioner Marilyn Brown, President of the Board of Commissioners. “Properly recycling these electronic items is critical for our environment, and this county-wide e-Waste drop-off event and others like it offer residents a quick and efficient way to safely dispose of their unwanted items and feel good about doing it. Every donated item helps Goodwill Columbus create jobs and help those with developmental disabilities and other barriers. We encourage all Central Ohio residents to take this opportunity to do some spring cleaning and properly recycle their e-waste while helping their fellow residents obtain new skills and self-confidence.”

"Huntington Park is very proud to be a part of this endeavor, which encourages recycling and helps to protect the environment, while offering the community the opportunity to help Goodwill Columbus,” said Ken Schnacke, President and General Manager of the Columbus Clippers. e-Waste Collection/2 Goodwill Columbus adheres to Responsible Recycling (R2) standards. Goodwill does not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. Donors are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from computer hard drives before dropping them off. Those who drop off electronics will receive a goody bag with items from event sponsors.

Items accepted:

DVD Players
VCRs Tapes/8
Computer components
Cell Phones
Power adapters
Fitness machines
Christmas lights
All cords
Fax machines
Ink and toner cartridges
Networking equipment (servers and routers)
Cable cords and
connectors Lithium Ion (rechargeable) batteries
Digital cable boxes
MP3 players
Video game systems
Stereo equipment
Audiovisual equipment Small appliances (i.e. microwaves, fitness equipment, vacuums etc.) Desktop computers (including monitors) Laptop computers Computer mice Vacuums

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