Dell, National Recycling Coalition Share E-Waste Best Practices with U.S. Recyclers

Dell, National Recycling Coalition Share E-Waste Best Practices with U.S. Recyclers

Computer maker Dell and the National Recycling Coalition have announced a partnership to provide best practices for e-waste handling to U.S. recycling professionals.

Dell and NRC are developing a "Best Practices for Computer Recycling" report and an outreach tool kit for municipal and university recycling coordinators. Dell and NRC also plan to pilot a special two-day training for recycling coordinators that includes hands-on management of a computer recycling collection event at a major university.

"NRC can help bridge the education gap through this Dell partnership. Our members run recycling programs in thousands of communities across the nation and are struggling with the challenge of effective collection of electronics waste," said Kate Krebs, executive director of the National Recycling Coalition.

Dell has collected more than 700 tons of unwanted computer equipment for donation and recycling this year during its Dell Recycling National Tour. Under the new partnership, NRC will continue to educate its extensive national network of 20 state affiliates and more than 4,000 member recycling organizations and advocates around the country about electronics recycling.