Hawaii Joins Dell’s Reconnect Program

Obsolete electronics recycling program made available to nearly 1.3 million people on the island of Oahu.

November 27, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Dell Inc. and Goodwill Industries have extended their Dell Reconnect computer recycling program to seven Goodwill Industries of Hawaii locations on the island of Oahu.

According to a news release from the two companies, they expect the new drop-off locations to contribute 500,000 pounds of obsolete electronics to Dell’s Reconnect program.

Through its partnership with Goodwill, Dell and its Reconnect program provide free collection of obsolete electronics at more than 2,500 Goodwill locations. The program reaches more than 64 million households in the United States and Canada.

“Dell is committed to putting technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet,” says Mike Watson, Dell’s director of compliance and takeback. “We’re thrilled to work with Goodwill Industries of Hawaii to expand the Dell Reconnect program and provide more options for people to recycle their computers responsibly, while also supporting Goodwill's important mission.”

Proceeds from the donations are returned to Goodwill Industries. All equipment is recycled according to what Dell calls its strict policies to ensure no environmentally sensitive materials are sent to landfills or exported to developing countries.