Community Green Day keeps e-Waste out of the Piedmont Triad

On Saturday, July 26, we’re excited to team up once again with Goodwill to raise awareness for responsible computer recycling and keeping harmful electronic waste out of the environment and communities-especially a community we call home.

For the second time since we opened our Winston-Salem, N.C. (WS1) site, we’re partnering with Goodwill of Northwest North Carolina and the City of Winston-Salem for Community Green Day, a free computer recycling event through the Dell/Goodwill Reconnect program.  Residents of the Piedmont Triad are invited to bring their old computer and electronic equipment to the event to be donated or responsibly recycled.

If you’re wondering how these computers are "responsibly recycled,"here’s an interesting fact: Approximately 98% of a computer can be reused or recycled back into raw materials – glass into glass, metals into metals, plastics into plastics.  Combine that percentage with the more than 2,500 tons of unwanted computer equipment at recycling events that have been kept from landfills in the past two years; it’s a win-win in the goal to be environmentally responsible member of the community.

More details for the event can be found here.  If you’re in the Piedmont Triad area, we look forward to seeing you there. 

If you think your city needs a recycling event, let us know here. As many Direct2Dell readers know, Dell offers consumers around the globe free and convenient recycling for used computers every day and through the Reconnect alliance with Goodwill, consumers in many communities, including 49 of 100 counties in North Carolina, can take advantage of free recycling by dropping of used computers at Goodwill intake centers. Dell occasionally sponsors recycling events like this coming Saturday’s to help raise consumer awareness of the importance of responsibly recycling used computers.

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