Dell, Goodwill Expand Free E-Waste Recycling Program

Dell and Goodwill Industries have expanded Reconnect, their free e-waste drop-off recycling program, to include Microsoft entertainment products such as the Xbox, Zune and assorted accessories.

Previously, consumers were able to only drop-off computers and related accessories at Goodwill’s 1,900 locations for free recycling.

“The world consumes more electronic products every year, so it’s important to dispose of or recycle these items responsibly,” said Brian Tobey, corporate vice president at Microsoft, in a press release. “Recycling of our consumer hardware products is a major part of Microsoft’s commitment to minimizing our environmental impact and that of our customers. The Reconnect program helps consumers easily and properly recycle these products at the end of their use, and our effort to strengthen and expand this program is a natural extension of our commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Since its creation six years ago, Reconnect has diverted more than 96 million pounds of e-waste from landfills.