Dell to Launch Free Recycling for U.S. Customers

Dell to Launch Free Recycling for U.S. Customers

Dell's no-charge recycling program for U.S. customers has been launched at

Dell says its recycling offer is designed for consumers and includes home pick-up of used Dell-branded computers and peripheral equipment at no-charge. The service is not tied to a replacement purchase.

Consumers entering a product identification number online will be able to print a pre-paid shipping label and an opportunity to schedule home pick-up for shipping the used computer.

"We want to make recycling easy and free for consumers, and are committed to recycling what we make and sell," said Eric Gates, Dell's worldwide manager of asset recovery services.

Dell has offered a no-charge recycling program for Dell-branded products in Europe since November 2003 and currently offers no-charge consumer recycling in Canada. The company announced a global recycling commitment in June that is expected to be implemented by November.

Dell supports a policy that would make all producers responsible for offering recovery and recycling services for their own brand products from consumers at no charge. Dell also believes the marketplace is best positioned to increase efficiency in collection, recycling and design of products, and any legislation should not include fees or creation of new government infrastructure for collecting and recycling electronics.

Dell has managed or supported more than 60 computer recycling events worldwide over the past three years. These events are helpful in raising consumer awareness of the importance of responsible recycling of electronics. Dell most recently managed recycling events in Wellington, New Zealand, and Nashville, Tenn. Dell has planned events for the remainder of this year in West Chester, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Melbourne, Australia and Perth, Australia.