Iowa Goodwill stores to cease television recycling program


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Starting July 1, many Iowa Goodwill stores will no longer accept donations of unwanted televisions.

Dana Engelbert of Goodwill said it’s become too costly for the company to dispose of televisions that sit around in the stores, gathering dust and taking up shelf space.

“If you can’t sell a television for $1.38, it’s pretty obvious there just isn’t the demand there for them,” Engelbert said in an interview with KCRG.

The company said it spent $150,000 disposing of unwanted televisions over the past five months.

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On the Radio: Environmental e-waste disposal


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Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment suggests environmentally friendly options for e-waste disposal.

No longer want your old computer? Neither does your local landfill.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

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