Goodwill Offering Free Computer Recycling through Dell Reconnect Partnership

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is now accepting computer equipment for recycling through its partnership with Dell Reconnect. There is no charge for recycling and all brands of equipment will be accepted. Individuals may bring their donations to any Goodwill store or donation site. A donation receipt for tax purposes will be provided upon request. Proceeds from the recycled computer equipment will support Goodwill’s job training programs and veterans’ services.

The partnership, which Dell recently expanded into Illinois, makes it possible for individuals to correctly recycle unwanted equipment and keep the items from being dumped into area landfills. Computers do contain some environmentally sensitive materials. These materials are safely removed or recycled as part of the Dell program.

“Dell Reconnect makes it possible for us to expand our role as an environmentally responsible nonprofit agency. It also provides, at no cost, an important recycling opportunity for people who live in the communities we serve,” explains Patty Fuchs, President and CEO of the organization.

There are a few items to note prior to donating computer equipment to Goodwill. Customers are responsible for removing data from their hard drives. A number of sources may be found on the Internet or by contacting a computer dealer. In any case, neither Goodwill nor Dell is liable for data removal or protection. Also, customers are encouraged to check with their tax advisors for more information on tax deductions allowed for the donation.

For further information on Dell Reconnect visit For a listing of locations and hours of Goodwill’s stores and donation centers, visit or call 309-682-1113.

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving more than 18 counties in central Illinois. For details on job training and veterans’ services, contact Goodwill at 309-682-1113 in Peoria or 309-342-1055 in Galesburg.


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