Dell Recycling Makes the “G.R.A.D.E.”

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We were honored to be recognized today by IDC as one of the first companies to receive their Green Recycling and Asset Disposal for the Enterprise, or G.R.A.D.E. certifications.  IDC’s new report, the 2008 Assessment of U.S. IT Asset Disposal Service Providers, Doc #213383 was released today and you can read the Dell news release here.

IDC developed this new certification in response to demand from its end-user customers about responsible ways to retire PCs and other IT hardware. The G.R.A.D.E. certification process is based on 34 IT Asset Disposal (ITAD)-related functions and tasks and uses a multi-dimensional weighting system that incorporates the broad offerings of remote applications, onsite services, logistics, in-plant processing, and post treatment. The certification is currently focused on the U.S. market. 

Dell’s asset recovery services are helping our enterprise customers responsibly retire used IT equipment and simplify the management of their enterprise by protecting against data and environmental liability and minimizing the cost of disposal.  Services we offer include value recovery, robust reporting, reverse logistics and responsible recycling.

Our continued commitment to making recycling convenient, easy and responsible for customers is not only evident through this certification, but also through our assistance to small businesses for their product recovery needs,  free and convenient product recycling for consumers and setting responsible recycling standards.

Dell’s product recycling efforts are a cornerstone of efforts to be the greenest technology company on the planet.  For more information, visit To join with the company and thousands of others in lending a voice and saving the planet, visit

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