A Capital Recycling Event

This Sunday, Dell employees will join volunteers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in hosting a consumer computer recycling event on the Washington mall.  For those in the Washington, D.C. metro area reading this, the event will be held at Freedom Plaza from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on April 20th.

The National Recycling Coalition and TechTurn are also supporting the event, which is being held in honor of Earth Day.

Dell hosts one-day recycling events like this from periodically to help raise consumer awareness about the importance of recycling used electronics.  We encourage customers anywhere to use our recycling programs available any day of the year, those include:

  • Free consumer recycling for any Dell branded product at any time
  • Free recycling of other branded products with purchase of new Dell products
  • Product recovery services available to our business and public institution customers providing value recovery, responsible recycling and robust reporting
  • Free donation programs available to any consumer for working, used computer products of any brand which will place the donated equipment with non-profit organizations in the donor’s community.

It’s important to point out that our recycling partners around the globe who receive this equipment are operating under strict Dell global standards governing their workplace and environmental performance – requirements we require by contract and enforce through third-party audits. Chief among those requirements is a prohibition on export of any waste.

I know Sunday will be a great event and thank you to the volunteers who are spending time to help D.C.-area customers do the right thing with their used electronics. As always, I look forward to any comments and questions about our recycling programs.

And an early wish for a Happy Earth Day to all.

About the Author: Joe Strathmann