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Electronic Waste Recycling

recycle-logo-photosGoodwill E-cycle is our electronics recycling and refurbishment service, addressing the growing issue of electronic waste. As the pace of technology continues to increase, so does the volume of computers, tablets and phones that need to be recycled or refurbished. E-waste is the most rapidly growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream.

Goodwill has been recycling and repurposing since our beginnings over 100 years ago. Keeping millions of pounds of electronic waste out of landfills was a natural fit for our organization and our mission of being socially and environmentally responsible. Our recycling and refurbishment work takes place in a newly designed processing facility that uses the latest technology and equipment to handle materials.

You can be confident that your brand image and reputation are top of mind in everything we do.

“Goodwill has experience with the destruction and recycling of secure documents through Goodwill DataShield, so working with electronic waste made sense given our history,” says Mike Matus, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Solutions.

“Because e-waste is such a new concept, most companies don’t have disposal plans in place or are paying excessive fees to private sector providers. Our business partners can rely on us as a secure resource for their electronic waste, and our R2 Certification gives them piece of mind that our upstream and downstream vendors are as careful as we are with their materials,” says Matus. 

The Goodwill Mission

Goodwill E-cycle is a subsidiary of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and
Metropolitan Chicago, the largest of more than 162 Goodwill organizations in the world.
Goodwill E-cycle is able to employ and train people with disabilities and disadvantages in the
recycling and refurbishment of computers and other electronics. This process also has the
additional benefit of bridging the technology gap in society by providing affordable resale
opportunities for quality computers and other electronics.
Revenue from these operations is reinvested in the communities we serve. Goodwill believes
in the power of work to transform lives. Customers who work with Goodwill E-cycle are
supporting the people we serve, right here in our community, through our partnership.