JANUARY 2011
                                        

Dell, Goodwill add 100 new donation sites for free recycling

Dell and Goodwill Industries International has added 100 Goodwill® donation sites to the Dell Reconnect computer recycling program, making it convenient for more than 42 million United States households to drop off computers and related accessories for free, responsible recycling.

The new collection sites, located in Delaware, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island, are now among more than 2,200 Dell Reconnect collection sites across the United States and Canada. The new sites are expected to divert approximately 5 million pounds of e-waste from landfills each year.

Launched in 2004 as a partnership between Dell and Goodwill Industries, Dell Reconnect has diverted more than 170 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created about 250 green jobs. Goodwill employees manage the collection and disassembly of the equipment. Donated equipment meeting the program’s quality criteria is resold, and devices needing repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled by Dell partners. The program supports Goodwill’s job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience and others facing challenges to finding employment.