In a move similar to what is already being offered in Northwest Ohio, Central Texas, the State of Michigan and San Francisco, Dell and Goodwill Industries of Houston announced today that they will be offering a free computer recycling service in the Houston area as a part of the Reconnect alliance. The announcement was made at the openning of a new Computer Works store, a retail outlet for affordable refurbished computer hardware and software, located at 12230 Westheimer. The free drop-off service will be offered for any brand of computer in any condition.
"Goodwill Industries of Houston is very happy to begin the operational phase of our partnership with Dell," said Steve Lufburrow, Goodwill Houston’s President and CEO. "Responsible recycling of e-waste is critical to our environment and we are excited to offer this program to the communities we service. We join Goodwill/Dell Reconnect partners around the country in this beneficial community effort while supporting Goodwill’s mission of serving people with disadvantaged conditions."
"Dell wants to make computer recycling easy and free for any consumer, and ReConnect is an important program that helps make that possible," said Joe Strathmann, head of product recycling services for Dell. "Becoming the greenest technology company means partnering with communities, stakeholders and customers to help protect the Earth. Our latest Houston partnership is an excellent example of that effort in action, and brings free computer recycling to even more Texas citizens."
So in addition to the fantastic tax benefits you already get for donating to Goodwill, you are also joining our effort to remove 1.5 million pounds of used computers and computer equipment from Houston area landfills.