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Dell Reconnect Expands Computer Recycling to Goodwill Donation Sites in Hawaii

  Dell Reconnect Expands Computer Recycling to Goodwill Donation Sites in
  Hawaii

  *Nearly 1.3 million people on Oahu gain access to free electronics
    recycling
  *Dell Reconnect is now offered in 44 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces
  *Program launches as country readies for America Recycles Day Nov. 15

Business Wire

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- November 14, 2012

Dell and Goodwill have extended their Dell Reconnect computer recycling
program outside continental North America for the first time, launching the
program in Hawaii. In time for America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the program
will accept used electronics at seven Goodwill Industries of Hawaii locations
on the island of Oahu. Program leaders expect the new drop-off sites to
collect an annual 500,000 pounds of end-of-life electronics equipment
including computers, monitors, keyboards, hard drives and other accessories.

Dell helps customers protect the environment by offering recycling programs
that are easy to use, convenient, effective, secure and responsible. In North
America, Dell works with Goodwill through the Dell Reconnect program, which
offers consumers free recycling for any brand of used computer equipment at
nearly 2,500 Goodwill locations. Today the program reaches more than 64
million households in the United States and Canada; it has recycled more than
253 million pounds of equipment since its launch in 2004.

The program accepts all brands of used computer equipment in any condition.
Proceeds from the resale value of donations are returned to Goodwill
Industries to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and
disadvantages receive job training and support services, including child care,
youth mentoring and transportation. And consumers can donate their equipment
knowing it will be recycled securely and responsibly, meeting Dell’s strict
e-waste policies to ensure no environmentally sensitive materials are sent to
landfills or exported to developing countries.

Dell Reconnect officially launched at Goodwill Industries of Hawaii with a
recycling drive on Nov. 10 for members of the community to bring in their used
computer equipment. To learn more about Dell Reconnect, visit
www.dell.com/reconnect.

Quotes

“Dell is committed to putting technology and expertise to work where it can do
the most good for people and the planet. We’re thrilled to work with Goodwill
Industries of Hawaii to expand the Dell Reconnect program and provide more
options for people to recycle their computers responsibly, while also
supporting Goodwill’s important mission.”
Mike Watson, director of compliance, takeback, Dell

“Goodwill is proud to be a partner in the Dell Reconnect program and help
thousands of donors across Oahu to recycle their computer components
responsibly. This innovative program complements Goodwill’s commitment to help
keep more than 12 million pounds of items out of Hawaii’s landfills. This
joint effort benefits our community as we help protect our environment while
at the same time supporting Goodwill’s mission of helping people with
employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient.”
Laura Smith, president and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc.

ABOUT DELL

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the
Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it
can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell is committed to
minimizing the environmental impact of its business operations and creating
new possibilities for its customers to reduce their environmental impact as
well. Learn more at www.dell.com/environment.

ABOUT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL

Goodwill Industries International is a network of 165 community-based agencies
in the United States and Canada with 14 affiliates in 13 other countries.
Goodwill is one of America’s top 25 most inspiring companies (Forbes 2012).
Goodwill agencies are innovative and sustainable social enterprises that fund
job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based
programs by selling donated clothing and household items in more than 2,700
stores and online at shopgoodwill.com. Local Goodwill agencies also build
revenue and create jobs by contracting with businesses and government to
provide a wide range of commercial services, including packaging and assembly,
food service preparation, and document imaging and shredding. In 2012, more
than 4.2 million people in the United States and Canada benefited from
Goodwill's career services. Goodwill channels 82 percent of its revenues
directly into its programs and services. To find a Goodwill location near you,
use the online locator at locator.goodwill.org/, or call (800) GOODWILL.
Follow us on Twitter: @GoodwillIntl or find us on Facebook: GoodwillIntl.

Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in
the marks and names of others.

Contact:

Dell
Jenny Robertson, 512-728-3575
jenny_robertson@dell.com
or
Dell
David Frink, 512-728-2678
david_frink@dell.com
or
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
Amanda Stevens, 808-792-8563
astevens@higoodwill.org
 
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