Computers

Did You Know?

  • Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste problem in the world
  • Each year over 220 million tons of old computers make their way into US landfills
  • 250 million computers will become obsolete in the next 5 years
  • Computers and related equipment can contain hazardous materials unwanted in our landfills
  • That’s why Goodwill and Dell have joined to form the RECONNECT program

It’s about working together.
The RECONNECT relationship provides a comprehensive electronics recovery, reuse and environmentally responsible recycling opportunity for consumers in the Southern Piedmont area of North and South Carolina.

It’s easy and it’s free.
RECONNECT offers free drop-off recycling and reuse options. Simply bring in your donation to your participating local Goodwill store or Goodwill donation drop-off site. To find the nearest donation center, please enter your zip code in the Goodwill Locator at the bottom of the page.

Saving the environment.
We are committed to making sure that all computers and related electronics that have reached the end of their useful life are de-manufactured in an environmentally friendly manner, thus preventing unwanted hazardous materials from reaching our landfills. While Goodwill takes steps to verify erasure or destruction of data on storage devices, Goodwill assumes no responsibility for data.

It’s not just the environment that benefits.
Proceeds from resale value of donations will be returned to Goodwill Industries to support their mission of creating job opportunities. Donated computers that are not suitable for sale in our Computer Works store are de-manufactured by individuals in our employment and training program who earn while they learn new skills and appropriate work behaviors.

And it’s a tax deduction.
All donations to Goodwill of items in good used condition or better are tax deductible.

For more information on Goodwill’s computer recycling program, please call Patrick Darrow at 704-916-1662.


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