On July 1, 2011, a law went into effect in North Carolina prohibiting the disposal of electronics into landfills. Many people have unwanted computers, printers, and monitors in storage because they are unsure what do with them or concerned about the safety of their personal data. Goodwill’s RECONNECT program, in partnership with Dell, offers a free and easy way for residents to responsibly recycle electronics. Any brand, any condition used computer equipment is accepted for free. Simply bring in your donation to a Goodwill store or donation center. Residential donors should remove all personal data prior to making their donation. Neither Dell nor Goodwill is responsible for personal data left on a donated computer.
Commercial Computer Recycling
Goodwill also operates a free computer recycling program for businesses and governmental agencies. Donated computers suitable for sale in Goodwill stores are processed using specialty software and U. S. Department of Defense standards to destroy personal data left on all hard drives. Older computers are de-manufactured and hard drives are destroyed. For more information or to schedule a commercial pickup, please call (336) 201-0830.