Dell Reconnect: Donate used electronics to help the environment and create jobs

Recycling Electronics

What are you doing with your used electronics? If you’re like most, you probably have a few old laptops, printers, tablets, or desktops sitting around the house collecting dust. Why not put them to work?

Dell, in partnership with Goodwill Industries International, offers Dell Reconnect – a free and convenient way for you to recycle your used technology. Simply pack up your used computer equipment of any brand, working or not, with other household donations and drop it off at one of our many participating Goodwill® locations.

How It Works

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  • Take your used technology to a participating Goodwill location. Reconnect accepts any brand of computer equipment, in any condition, for free. Your donation may be tax deductible. Just remember to remove personal data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill.
  • In some locations, equipment is refurbished, cleaned up, and put back to good use. Trained technicians inspect donated equipment, complete necessary upgrades or repairs, and put it back in working order. Working technology is then sold in Goodwill stores, – giving local families a chance to buy computers and other hardware at a great price, while creating jobs in the community. All proceeds directly support Goodwill’s mission of putting people back to work.
  • Equipment and parts that cannot be used are recycled responsibly. If a computer cannot be repaired or resold, it’s recycled in an environmentally-responsible manner. Recycling with Dell Reconnect ensures that used electronics don’t wind up in landfills.

When you recycle with the Reconnect program, you’re helping the environment by making sure that your used electronics are safely and responsibly recycled and diverted from landfills. In addition, you’re also helping your community by creating jobs. To date, Dell Reconnect is responsible for diverting more than 250 million pounds of e-waste from landfills.