E-donations make us : )
Out-of-date workstations and devices are worth a lot to Goodwill. In fact, we’ve partnered with Dell’s Reconnect program to help you easily and responsibly recycle household electronic wares. Bring computers and peripherals to any participating Goodwill collection location and we’ll give you a receipt. Helping your community and saving the planet isn’t just tax deductible. It’s free!
- Desktop Computers
- Laptop, Notebook and Netbook Computers
- Hard Drives – Internal or External
- Mice (not the live ones, please)
- Cords and Cables
- Ink and Toner Cartridges
- Microsoft Xbox
- Microsoft Zune
- Microsoft Webcams
It’s all valuable to Goodwill!
What’s the Reconnect program?
This Goodwill-Dell partnership is a residential computer recycling program that offers easy, convenient and planet-friendly recycling of computer equipment. All you do is simply drop-off items at a participating Goodwill donation center. It’s a 100% free hug for Mother Earth! Learn more.
Does my local Goodwill store accept electronics?
You can drop computers and e-ware at any Goodwill location. We’re not picky either!
Is personal information secure if I donate a computer?
Consumers should remove personal data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill. Dell also performs intensive third-party audits of its recycling program - more than 150 first-tier audits have already been performed to ensure the strictest standards are being followed.
We do refurbish and sell computers in our retail stores so people can purchase a system, complete with Microsoft Windows operating software, at an affordable price. Before we do that, we wipe hard drives cleaner than clean — to the standards of the United States Department of Defense to be exact.
Is it really worth my time to donate an old computer?
One working computer given to Goodwill is worth 5.3 hours of career counseling. To the person getting the counseling, your old laptop is important. Like, hey-I-got-a-job important.