One way to keep your old computer out of the landfill

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Written by Angela Kessler   
Monday, 14 April 2008 09:47
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Those who know me know I am a proponent of recycling. We recycle as much as possible at home. At work, I am also diligent about rinsing my plastic containers and taking them home rather than throwing them away. Regardless of whether you believe in global warming, the fact remains, there is only so much landfill space and we owe it to ourselves to recycle and reuse as many resources as possible.

That’s why I was glad to see Dell and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio team up to offer a computer recycling program called Reconnect. According to a press release, 14 participating Goodwill donations centers and retails stores are accepting old, unwanted computers. Goodwill employees will sort the equipment and Dell’s product recovery partner will recycle and remarket the recycled materials, such as plastics, glass and metals.

One word of caution before taking the old computer to Goodwill, though: be sure to remove all of your data.

To learn more about the program or to find a drop-off center in your area, visit or

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