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Don't throw away those old electronics!

By Mary Beth Breckenridge Published: May 6, 2014

I’m just back from a thrift-shopping class at Goodwill Industries. Yeah, I know. Like I need any more encouragement to shop at thrift stores.

I’ll share the pointers I picked up in Saturday’s Beacon Journal, but in the meantime, I wanted to pass along this great bit of information I learned: Goodwill accepts donations of computers and other non-working electronic items.

The organization also takes torn or stained clothing, which Goodwill will sell to salvage operations. It makes it easier on the employees if you mark your donations “salvage,” I was told.  

(Note, my original blog post said that includes TVs and broken furniture, but it turns out I got bad information. Goodwill accepts only working, cable-ready TVs and furniture it can sell.) 

You’d better believe I’ll be gathering all my old electronic junk and making a visit to Goodwill soon. Oh, and then there’s that pile of old towels in the basement …

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