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In keeping with our company's vision of being ambassadors to our community and the environment, we are excited about joining Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette's program for reusing and recycling technology equipment.

About Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette
Goodwill is one of the world's largest nonprofit providers of education, training and career services for people with barriers to employment. In 2006, Goodwill collected over 123 million pounds of donated goods - more than any other Goodwill in North America. Goodwill's mission is to take more than ninety-cents of every dollar generated through sale of donations and serve local people with barriers to employment. In 2006, the charity served more than 15,300 individuals in Oregon and SW Washington. The nonprofit anticipates serving more than 8,000 individuals this year. For more information, visit their website at www.meetgoodwill.org.

What exactly is e-waste?

Electronic waste (e-waste) is a term used to describe electronic products nearing the end of their "useful life". When these products reach the end of their useful lives or become obsolete, some are considered hazardous waste and cannot be disposed like regular trash.

How does the Goodwill recycling program work at Technocom?
Technocom and Goodwill hope to provide an environmentally and economically conscious way to solve the growing e-waste problem while at the same time supporting the local community. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 4 million tons of e-waste goes into U.S. landfills each year and electronic equipment is the fastest-growing portion of municipal solid waste. Recycling old technology equipment helps build a safer, cleaner and 'greener' community by keeping excess e-waste out of local landfills.

Here's how it works. If we are installing a new home entertainment system in your home:

  • Our technicians provide a form to the customer to collect their basic contact information and list of products donated
  • We will bring the donated equipment back to Technocom
  • Technocom will give the donations to Goodwill under the customer's name and mail a tax receipt back to the customer

Do you have e-waste?

If you would like to drop-off technology equipment yourself, visit www.meetgoodwill.org for a list of Goodwill locations.

Bring your old technology equipment to any one of our Technocom offices and we will take care of recycling it for you.

  • Lake Oswego Office
    5200 SW Meadows Rd,
    Suite B-140
    Lake Oswego, OR 97035
    503.670.9910

  • Kent Office
    6844 S 220th St
    Kent, WA 98032
    253.395.1700

  • Wilsonville Office
    7929 SW Burns Way, Suite F
    Wilsonville, OR 97070
    503.682.4195

If you prefer to make a donation to a specific charity other than Goodwill, we can help make those arrangements.

What equipment can I recycle?

Any and all technology equipment can be donated. This includes computers, televisions (150 lb weight limit), VCR players, DVD players and audio equipment. In addition to recycling technology equipment, you can donate your old window shades and light fixtures when we install a Lutron lighting system in your home.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at 503.670.9910.

E-Recycle Resources

Free Geek
Free Geek is an Oregon non-profit that recycles used technology and provides computers, education and access to the internet in exchange for community service.

Recycling Advocates
Recycling Advocates is Oregon's only citizen-based, grassroots group dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Bear eCycling
Bear eCycling, LLC offers a complete solution to your e-waste needs in Oregon. They will pick up electronics, cell phones, laser cartridges, fluorescent lamps and televisions.

E-Tech Recycling
A computer and electronics recycling company with headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon.

ReTronics
ReTronics is dedicated to protecting the environment and public health through the responsible recycling of electronics equipment in Oregon.

Washington Electronics Recyclers
Companies in Washington that recycle electronics for businesses.

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