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Free Electronics Donation
- 30 Convenient Drop-off Locations
- Free Business and Consumer Pick-ups
- Recycle and Reuse
Reuse and Recycle
Electronic Waste or E-Waste is a global epidemic. In 2016 over 93 million tons is expected to be generated worldwide. In California it’s against the law to dump E-Waste into the garbage. E-Waste contains; Mercury, Cadmium, Lead, Phosphors, Arsenic, Beryllium, and much more dangerous materials. These materials when dump or shipped overseas can end up in our soil and possible leech into the water supply. There are limited options for consumers to recycle E-Waste that are convenient or free, and most electronics recyclers do not reuse.
Goodwill offers Free Electronics donation at our 30 convenient drop off locations throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. We offer free Business pickups with a minimum of qualifying items* and a fee based onsite hard drive destruction service**.
Goodwill Industries San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin County is a 99 year old social enterprise. Our mission is to create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate. We create local jobs and offer numerous FREE services to participants with barriers to employment. You may know Goodwill for their work with textiles, but we offer more solutions to confront waste, and the latest focus is on Electronic waste. We are now offering environmentally responsible electronics reuse and recycling. We provide FREE data destruction on all electronics using Department of Defense standards, NIST 800-88 standards, or manufacture factory reset on all data containing electronics before reuse.
Reuse is the preferred method to reduce waste. It supports our mission by creating local jobs, it gives your electronics a second life, it reduces the need for new raw materials, it cuts pollution, and it provides people access to lightly used electronics at affordable prices. We process, repair or part out useful parts from damaged units and offer these used electronics for resale through our retail stores, multi-channel online stores on eBay, and Amazon. If the electronics does not pass the multi-point rigorous testing, they will be recycled with our certified R2 and E-steward certified recycling partner.
Our operation is a California state approved collector (CEWID#102312), and California Certified Green business that provides Environmentally Responsible recycling, and Multi-Channel online resale of Computers and Electronics through eBay and Amazon. We have a Zero e-waste in landfill policy and do not ship any E-waste overseas. In 2015, we diverted over 1.4 Million pounds worth of e-waste from landfills. All e-waste is processed within 90 miles with a R2 and E-steward certified partner, in turn lowering our carbon footprint. We erase all reuse electronics with the Department of Defense standard, NIST 800-88 or a factory reset of the electronic free of charge at our processing facility. If the wipe is not successful the electronics will be sent to our Certified R2 and E-steward partner to be shredded and recycled.
Goodwill is the convenient solution for consumers and businesses to donate electronics with our 30 drop off location throughout San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. We divert electronics from landfills by recycling with R2 and E-steward certified vendors. We offer FREE data destruction on all reuse electronics. We offer Free Business pickup. We create local free job training service and local jobs through reuse and recycling of computers and electronics. All donations are tax deductible and helps support our Mission to create solutions to poverty through the business we operate. Please email us for more information
To request for a Free Business Pickup, go to Request Business Pick-up page for more information.