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Today Dell and Goodwill Industries International announced that Microsoft would join the Reconnect computer recycling program which lets consumers recycle used personal electronics at no cost. By supporting the program, the 1,900-plus Goodwill United States and Canada-based locations participating in Reconnect will now for the first time collect Microsoft entertainment products including Xbox, Zune and accompanying accessories.
Launched in 2004, Reconnect has diverted more than 96 million pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) from landfills with Goodwill employees managing the collection and disassembly of the equipment. Some donated equipment meeting Reconnect’s criteria are resold, and other devices needing repair are refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled.
For a list of participating Goodwill locations and complete list of qualifying products, visit www.reconnectpartnership.com. For more on Microsoft’s hardware recycling efforts around the world visit here.