Reconnect is a partnership between Dell Computer and Goodwill Industries offering consumers in participating cities a computer recycling and reuse program. Goodwills in California, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas have programs in place in many cities and regions.
The Grand Opening today of the Houston Computer Works store was the occasion to announce expansion of Reconnect into metropolitan Houston.
Computer Works will offer low cost software and hardware and house the “de-manufacturing” process for the recycling program, keeping an estimated 1.5 million pounds of computer hardware out of area landfill.
San Francisco has numerous recycling programs including Reconnect, so I am always disheartened when I see a battered printer or some other piece of hardware abandoned on the street.
Consumer education and awareness of the environmental hazards lurking inside our electronics is another key component to recycling success that Reconnect hopes to achieve throughout its growing network.