Organizational Profile: Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Goodwill SWPA)
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania's Computer Recycling Center is committed to providing environmental friendly solutions to the e-waste problem for residential and commercial customers. Residential customers can donate their obsolete electronics to any of Goodwill SWPA's 31 stores and donation centers. Pick-up service is also available for commercial customers. Older computers are de-manufactured and components are shipped to certified recyclers. Newer computers are refurbished and sold to the public at Goodwill SWPA's ComputerWorks Store.
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania's Computer Recycling Center is a PA-DEP (WMGR081D011) permitted electronics recycling facility and currently is exploring to receive R2/RIOS certification.
Goodwill SWPA offers pick-up service for obsolete Electronics 5 days a week. Data destruction services for hard drives, with a certificate of data destruction, are also available. Electronics that cannot be refurbished are recycled.
Drop Off Location: 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Mission, Vision, and Values
Goodwill's Mission: We help people improve their quality of life through work and related services.
Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. In 1919 Goodwill came to Pittsburgh and has been expanding ever since. Today Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is an innovative and sustainable social enterprise that funds job training, employment placement services and other community programs by selling donated clothing and household items at Goodwill stores and online, and through contract services, private and public grants, and individual giving.
Other Services Offered to Individuals with Disabilities
Goodwill provides a broad array of employment-related education and workforce development services for people with special needs and barriers to employment, including individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities, displaced workers, participants in welfare-to-work programs, people who are homeless, have limited work experience or education, job skills or training, youth and older workers, and people with criminal backgrounds.
As one of the largest and most diverse social and human service organizations in the region, Goodwill serves thousands of people each year. Additionally, Goodwill helps thousands of individuals find jobs annually.
Our employment services programs are accredited by CARF, an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose official certification is a mark of distinction among agencies that provide such services.
- Employment-related education
- Workforce development services people with special needs and barriers to employment
- Displaced workers
- Participants in welfare-to-work programs
- People who are homeless have limited work experience or education, job skills or training, youth and older workers
- people with criminal backgrounds
Pittsburgh, PA 15201