PEORIA - E-waste is no longer allowed in Illinois, and Goodwill is hoping to take advantage.
Goodwill in Peoria wants people to know it's ready to accept those unwanted electronics.
Televisions, computers and old DVD players are amongst the items goodwill says it will gladly take at any of its 13 locations.
Goodwill says its prepared for more e-waste because of the new law.
"It's a win-win for
both Goodwill and the people who are just looking to part ways with what they
consider trash. It's absolutely not trash to Goodwill. It can be something that
can be sold in a store or something that can be recycled and fund a free
program," said Jim Lynch, the director of development for Goodwill of Peoria.
The items will be resold or recycled. Proceeds will help people in need. Goodwill collected more than 185,000 pounds of e-waste last year.