Dell’s Reconnect program and Goodwill Industries of New Mexico continue to make it easy for donors in New Mexico to be green. The free program offers an easy, convenient and responsible way for people to recycle computer equipment and other electronics. Plus, Goodwill® has 12 locations across the state to make recycling e-waste even easier.
“I always say that Goodwill was green before going green was cool,” said Mary Best, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico. “We recycled more than 700,000 pounds of e-waste in 2013 and I fully expect that we’ll beat that this year.”
Goodwill works with the Dell Reconnect program to recycle computers and computer equipment that is in working and non-working condition. This service is offered free to those who drop off their items at any of the 12 Goodwill donation centers across the state.
“For every computer we send to Dell, we received much-needed funds to help our programs and services,” Best said. “So that means every time someone drops off an old computer for recycling they are able to recycle for free, help the environment and help New Mexicans in need of job.”
Dell’s Reconnect program diverts used computers and computer equipment from area landfills and provides consumer education on the importance of environmentally responsible computer disposal. In addition, the program has helped to create green jobs for people in need of work — from collecting and sorting jobs to more skilled positions, and the revenue from the recycled computer equipment supports Goodwill’s job training, employment services programs and social services.
For more information about Goodwill Industries of New Mexico or donation locations, visit goodwillnm.org. For additional information on the Dell Reconnect program, visit dellreconnect.com.