JUNE 2010

Goodwill expands recycling to include Microsoft products

Dell and Goodwill announced that in addition to collecting for recycling purposes PCs and computer accessories, the Goodwill locations participating in Reconnect will also now accept Microsoft entertainment products including Xbox, Zune and accompanying accessories.

Launched in 2004, Reconnect has diverted more than 96 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created about 250 “green jobs,” with Goodwill employees managing the collection and disassembly of the equipment. Donated equipment meeting Reconnect’s criteria are 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, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment.

For more information, visit www.reconnectpartnership.com.