Tom Baldischwiler inspects items at the Goodwill store in Stevens Point, where he is the team leader. Goodwill recycles electronics for free, keeping potentially hazardous materials out of landfills.
Spring is upon us, and many folks are taking part in their annual cleaning ritual. But don't toss that old cassette-playing stereo - it's against state law to throw away electronics.
Wisconsin law prohibits many personal electronics from being thrown into the trash because many of them contain hazardous materials, such as lead or mercury. Goodwill wants to take them off your hands and can dispose of them for free.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin would rather sell the items if it can find a buyer, said Tom Baldischwiler, store team leader of the Goodwill in Stevens Point. ...