Saturday, February 21, 2009

Goodwill / DELL Reconnect Hardware Recycling Partnerships

I am not sure about all of you, but in my life of geekdom, I tend to collect unbelievable amounts of hardware over the time. But even more so at work, if you are working in the field in some IT department somewhere. And every now and then, you revisit either your basement or your corner in some storage closet at your work and you think that by now there really is no need to hold on to those 286's anymore...sure DSL will run on it just fine, but come on, how many lightweight Linux installations do you really have a use for? So, if you are trying to get rid of your old hardware, your options are pretty limited and if you want to do it in a responsible way, even more so.
DELL has partnered with many Goodwill agencies all across the US to start a partnership called "Reconnect", with it's sole purpose to recycle old computer hardware and keep it out of landfills. It's a triple win situation - You get rid of your junk, Goodwills gets reimbursed from DELL because they provide their Store/Donation Center/Logistics infrastructure, which allows them to fund programs for people with special challenges in their life, and you do something for the environment, because everything is recycled, separated and so on. Find some more info after the jump to the DELL Reconnect page.


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