Television Donations

Effective August 1, 2013, Goodwill Stores and Attended Donation Centers will no longer accept donations of older picture tube (CRT) televisions. We hope that this advance notice will eliminate any inconvenience to our donors.

The low demand for these older televisions results in little to no sales in our Goodwill stores. We are, in fact, spending more money trying to recycle these televisions. In 2012, we spent $75,000 in labor and transportation costs in handling and repacking over 350,000 pounds of these older sets. Effective immediately, our current recycler is no longer able to conduct business in the state of Connecticut, and we do not have another vendor to take their place.

Televisions are considered “Universal Electronic Waste,” which has a regulated and more complicated recycling process than other items, costing Goodwill much more money to recycle.

We will continue to accept computers, computer monitors and computer peripherals (e.g. mouse, keyboard, etc.) as donations. We will also continue to accept new model televisions such as LED, LCD and Plasma models.

We remain committed to accepting your gently used donations, supporting all efforts to recycle used goods and to keep material out of our landfills, and to generate revenue to advance our mission – to enhance employment, educational, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.

Below is a list of local transfer stations that will continue to accept older TVs at no cost to you. If your city is not listed below, please visit the Connecticut DEP website here.

Branford Transfer Station
747 East Main Street
Monday – Friday: 7:15am – 1:30pm
Saturday: 7:15am – 2:30pm
Municipal Website

Cheshire
Collection day run 3-4 times yearly. Announcements made to the public with the collection taking place at the high school. Items may also be dropped off at:
C.C.R.T.
22 Burton Drive
Saturday: 7:00am – 1:00pm
Municipal Website

Clinton Transfer Station
117 Nod Road
Friday & Saturday: 7:15am – 3:15pm
Municipal Website

Cromwell Transfer Station
Route 3 (Shunpike Road on the Rocky Hill Border)
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Municipal Website

East Lyme Transfer Station
93 Roxbury Road
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Municipal Website

Groton Residential Transfer Station
686 Flanders Road, Mystic
Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Municipal Website

Guilford/Madison Transfer Station
1900 Boston Post Road
Monday, Friday & Saturday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 11:00am
Municipal Website

Hamden Transfer Station
231 Wintergreen Avenue
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Municipal Website

Middletown Recycling Center
185 Johnson Street
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 12:00pm
July – August & December – Feburary – only open 1st and 3rd Saturday
Municipal Website

Middletown – Wesleyan University
170 Long Lane
Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Municipal Website

New Haven Recycling Center
260 Middletown Avenue
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Municipal Website

North Haven Recycling Center
Elm Street
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00am – 11:45am
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:45pm
Municipal Website

Norwich Transfer Station
73 Rogers Road
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 11:00am, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Municipal Website

Orange Transfer Station
South Orange Center Road
Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Municipal Website

Rocky Hill Transfer Station
2 Old Forge Road
Saturday: 7:00am – 1:00pm
March – December: Thursday & Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Municipal Website

Southington Bulky Waste Transfer Station
617 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville
June – October: Saturday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
November – March: Every other Saturday 8:00am – 3:30pm
April – May: Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Municipal Website

Wallingford Recycling Center
157 John Street
2nd Staurday of the month: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Municipal Website

 

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