- Now more than 2,600 Goodwill drop off locations in the U.S. and Canada
- 6.8 million additional U.S. households can recycle end-of-life electronics free
- Expansion expected to divert additional 7.5 million pounds of computer equipment from landfills annually
ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 14, 2011 — Dell and Goodwill Industries International continue making it easy for customers to be green, today announcing that an additional 319 donation sites in the U.S. have joined Dell Reconnect. The free program offers an easy, convenient and responsible way for people to recycle end-of-life computer equipment.
With the expansion, Dell Reconnect will be offered in 77 additional counties across Florida, Ohio, Alabama, and Kansas. There are now more than 2,600 Goodwill® drop-off locations in the U.S. and Canada giving more than 6.8 million households access to free electronics recycling. The expansion is estimated to divert another 7.5 million pounds of unwanted electronics from landfills annually.
For a complete list of participating Goodwill locations and to learn more about Dell Reconnect visit www.dellreconnect.com.
Dell & Recycling
Dell Reconnect contributed to the company recycling more than 150 million pounds of end-of-life equipment in its fiscal year 2011. Since 2004, Dell Reconnect has recycled more than 230 million pounds of end-of-life computer equipment, helping Dell toward its global goal of recycling 1 billion pounds of computer equipment by 2014.
“Our goal is to deliver the highest quality and most energy-efficient products with the least impact on the environment,” said Beth Johnson, Dell Reconnect Program Manager. “This addition to Dell’s take-back programs extends our industry leadership in ensuring that end-of-life computer equipment stays out of landfills.”
“The Dell Reconnect program aligns Goodwill and Dell’s environmental sustainability efforts and translates into jobs and training opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages,” said Jim Gibbons, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “Any revenues from the program enable us to enhance and expand our overall services to the community, and create new work opportunities.”
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. The company makes it free and convenient for consumers worldwide to recycle their computer equipment. For more information, visit www.dell.com/recycle.
About Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based, independent agencies in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries. Goodwill is one of the nation’s top five most valuable and recognized nonprofit brands as well as a leading social services enterprise (Source: Cone Nonprofit Power Brand 100, 2009). Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,600 stores and online at www.shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly, food service preparation and document imaging and shredding. In 2010, more than 2.4 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 84 percent of its revenues directly into its programs and services. To find your local Goodwill, use the online locator at www.goodwill.org or call 1-800-Goodwill.
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