Every day, millions of people clean out their closets, attics and basements. Instead of throwing out the things you no longer need, give them to Goodwill, and we will sell or recycle them. It’s a cycle that extends the life of usable clothing and other goods and earns revenue for Goodwill programs that benefit thousands of people right here in West Michigan.
Goodwill offers a free, easy, and environmentally responsible way to get rid of your old computer. Simply drop off your unwanted computer or computer-related equipment, at any Goodwill store or donation center throughout the state of Michigan!
Goodwill Industries and Dell partnered to create RECONNECT, a statewide computer recycling and reuse program. Older, obsolete computers are taken apart — or “demanufactured”— by Goodwill workers. The parts are then sorted and recycled responsibly. Newer, working computers are refurbished and resold with the proceeds funneling back into workers’ wages.
Benefits of the RECONNECT:
- FREE service to the community
- diverts significant toxic electronic waste from landfills
- provides “green” jobs and paychecks to persons with disabilities or disadvantages
RECONNECT prohibits its recycling vendors from exporting waste to developing nations. Dell uses a third-party auditor to enforce this requirement and follows materials through the recycling supply chain to follow materials to final deposition to ensure responsible recycling.
Other items such as printers, faxes, laptops and other peripherals are also accepted.
Donors are responsible for removing data from their hard drives and other storage media before making their donation.
To learn more, visit www.dellreconnect.com.