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Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc.

Electronics Recycling

Using Dell Connect to Keep Consumer Electronics out of Landfills

Don't Dump Your Electronics, Donate Them!

Any Brand, Any Condition, it’s All GOOD!

Out-of-date workstations and devices are valuable to Goodwill, as we strive to responsible stewards of the environment. In fact, we’ve partneredDell Reconnect - technology recycling with goodwill with Dell’s Reconnect program to help you easily and responsibly recycle household electronic wares. Bring computers and peripherals to any participating Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska retail location and we’ll give you a receipt. Helping save the planet isn’t just tax-deductible. It’s free!

Items Accepted Through the Dell Program

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.

  • Desktop Computers (see 'Hard Drives' below)
  • Laptop Computers (see 'Hard Drives' below)
  • Tablets
  • Monitors
  • Printers: laser & inkjet printers
  • Scanners: 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 of Greater Nebraska 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.)
  • Keyboards: wired or wireless
  • Computer Mouse: wired or wireless
  • Mics: wired or wireless
  • Web Cams
  • Speakers: wired or wireless, with or without cables
  • Cords & Cables: including power cords & USB cables
  • Ink and Toner Cartridges: full or empty
  • Software: please include the license key


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Dell Reconnect program?
    • Dell Reconnect is a recycling partnership with Goodwill® Industries offering consumers throughout the United States a free and convenient way to responsibly recycle their used electronics.
  • How does Dell Reconnect work?
    • The process is simple:
      • Make sure Dell Reconnect accepts your item
      • Take your used technology, of any brand, in any condition, to a participating Goodwill drop off location.
  • What happens to the equipment?
    • In some locations, Goodwill employees determine if an item is able to be resold or recycled. If it is still useable, Goodwill will refurbish the item and sell it through their stores.
  • What happens to my data?
    • Consumers should remove personal data from hard drives and other storage media before donating to Goodwill.  
    • Dell’s approach to the handling of data storage devices returned to Dell and for any services carried out at your location aligns to the National Institute of Standards and Technology “Guidelines for Media Sanitization” (“NIST 800-88 r1”), and Dell will either:
      • Sanitize the device (in accordance with NIST 800-88 r1 “purge” or “clear” methods) in preparation for reuse; or
      • Destroy the device using physical shredding or other appropriate physical destruction methods (in accordance with NIST SP 800- 88 r1 “destroy” methods) when Dell elects not to reuse the device or when it is pre-sorted for recycling.
    • For more information, please see the Dell Media Sanitization Statement.
  • How is Dell Reconnect different from other recycling options?
    • Dell Reconnect is unique because it’s free to consumers and your item may qualify as a charitable donation.
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