Recycle your Computer Equipment with Reconnect
Through a partnership with Dell, Goodwill offers our community the opportunity to responsibly recycle unwanted computers and equipment of any brand and condition – FREE OF CHARGE. E-waste is a growing concern for our environment, and Dell has provided a great solution and system. Click here to view Dell press release.
Reconnect is managed by Dell and Goodwill. The program offers more than 1,400 drop off locations for consumers throughout the United States, including 9 in northeast Indiana. The goal of the program is to keep used computers and computer equipment from landfills and to educate residents on the importance of proper computer recycling.
Recently Dell and the EPA signed an agreement encouraging improved electronic recycling. The Dell and EPA agreement comes in conjunction with a national strategy for electronics stewardship, encouraging designing electronics that are easily recyclable and environmentally friendly. For more information on this new partnership click here.
How to Recycle an Unwanted Computer
Items that may be recycled through the Reconnect program include:
- USB drives
- other related hardware
It is recommended that donors remove all data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill. For more information on how to recyle your computer visit earth911.com.
Customers will be able to deduct the value of the computer for tax purposes. Save time and fill out your receipt ahead of time. Take it, along with your donations, to the nearest Goodwill Donation Center and ask for the Goodwill attendant’s signature. Click here to download a Donation Receipt.
What Happens to Donated Computer Equipment
Goodwill will accept and sort the donated computer equipment. The equipment will be responsibly recycled through Dell’s product recycling programs.
Dell’s disposition policy reinforces that electronic waste processed by Dell’s disposition chain is tracked and documented throughout the entire chain of custody until final disposition, and that Dell will audit its recycling, refurbishment and processing vendors at least annually to ensure they conform with Dell’s electronics disposition policy and environmental partner performance standards.
Dell bans the export of non-working electronics to developing countries as part of its global policy on responsible electronics disposal. Dell requires equipment be tested and certified as “working” before its exported, helping to prevent the unauthorized dumping of electronic waste in developing countries.
For additional information, visit:
www.dellreconnect.com or www.dell.com/recycling.