MARCH 2008

Dell and Goodwill launch free recycling service in northwest Ohio

Reconnect, a free drop-off program to recycle unwanted computers, was introduced by Dell and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio.

Reconnect offers consumers free recycling for any brand of computer equipment in any condition.

Program goals are to divert nearly one million pounds of used computers and computer equipment from area landfills over the next year and provide consumer education on the importance of environmentally-responsible computer disposal. Reconnect also helps create job opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other employment barriers.

“Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio is very happy to begin the operational phase of our partnership with Dell,” said Bob Huber, Goodwill’s President and CEO. “Responsible recycling of e-waste is critical to our environment and we are excited to offer this program to the communities we serve. As the pilot for other Ohio Goodwills, we join Michigan and other Goodwill/Dell Reconnect partners around the country in this beneficial community effort while supporting Goodwill’s mission and creating new jobs.”

Drop off locations can be found at www.reconnectpartnership.com.