Many of us can still recall the days when it was necessary to carefully turn a dial on your television or adjust the antenna to tune in some stations and get a clear picture.
For decades, the donation of these analog TVs to Goodwill filled our stores with useful merchandise and funded our mission of changing people’s lives through the power of work. Unfortunately, the declining demand for these analog TVs, the increasing volume of donated analog televisions to Goodwill and the sky-rocketing costs to recycle them have forced us to adjust our policy on the acceptance and sale of older televisions.
For 2015, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is not able to accept donations of older televisions – tube tvs, wooden console or projection televisions. However, we will continue to accept working flat-screen televisions (such as LCD, LED and plasma models). In addition, we will still be accepting computer monitors of all ages whether they are in working condition or not. We are able to do so because of our recycling partnership with Dell Computers and the Dell Reconnect program.
For those seeking to recycle older model TVs, we suggest contacting your local municipal or county solid waste department for more information. We appreciate your understanding of this new policy and your continued support of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and our mission.
About The Author
Melissa is a thrifty shopper who knows the importance of supporting local charities. She has been the community relations coordinator with Goodwill Industries of New Mexico since 2013 and takes pride working for an organization that’s part of the community. Melissa knows how to organize, DIY and weed through all the info and ideas the web has to offer.