Dell Reconnect: E-Waste

Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa, Inc. helps reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills by taking donations that are not suitable for resale and recycles them through salvage and secondary market partnerships.

These partnerships generate additional funding streams for Goodwill’s vocational training and employment opportunities in our community.


Goodwill is in its 11th year of partnership with Dell. Dell is committed to the proper disposal of e-waste and the recycling of e-material whenever possible. Goodwill accepts all forms of computer parts and peripherals. All data storage is destroyed in the process of handling. Goodwill recycles approximately 12 to 15 truckloads of e-waste each year; that’s nearly 300 tons annually! For more information, keep reading or contact us.

Dell Reconnect accepts any brand of used computer equipment in any condition. We also accept just about anything that can be connected to a computer, including:

If the glass is broken, place the monitor in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag. Seal the box and clearly label it with “broken monitor” and the date.

Computers (Desktop & Laptop)
See Hard Drives, below.

Including laser & inkjet

If the glass is broken, place the scanner in a cardboard box lined with a large plastic garbage bag. Seal the box and clearly label it with “broken scanner” and the date.

Hard Drives (External or Internal)
Dell and Goodwill Industries do not accept liability for lost or confidential data or software. You are responsible for backing up any valuable information and erasing sensitive data from the hard drive before dropping it off. (If you want to completely erase the hard drive, you can find a number of free services available online.)

Wired or wireless

Wired or wireless

With or without cables

Cords & Cables
Including power cords & USB cables

Ink and Toner Cartridges
Full or empty

Please include the license key

Cell phones