Dell Inc. and Goodwill Industries International Inc. have extended their Dell Reconnect computer recycling program outside continental North America by launching the program in Hawaii.
Round Rock, Texas-based Dell said in a news release that the program will accept electronics for recycling at seven Rockville, Md.-based Goodwill locations on the island of Oahu. The locations provide access to free electronics recycling for nearly 1.3 million people on Oahu.
Officials with Dell and Goodwill expect the new drop-off sites to collect 500,000 pounds annually of end-of-life electronics equipment, including computers, monitors, keyboards, hard drives and other accessories.
Dell works with Goodwill through the Dell Reconnect program, which offers consumers free recycling for any brand of used computer equipment at nearly 2,500 Goodwill locations. The program reaches more than 64 million households in the United States and Canada. It has recycled more than 253 million pounds of equipment since the program launched in 2004.
The program accepts all brands of used computer equipment in any condition. Proceeds from the resale value of donations are returned to Goodwill Industries.