Reconnect – a partnership between Dell and Goodwill Industries International that lets consumers drop off used computers for no-cost recycling— is getting its game on with support from Microsoft.  Dell and Goodwill® announced that in addition to collecting PCs and computer accessories, the 1,900-plus Goodwill locations participating in Reconnect will now for the first time collect Microsoft entertainment products including Xbox, Zune and accompanying accessories for free recycling. With its commitment and contributions to Reconnect, Microsoft joins Dell’s efforts to make electronics recycling free and convenient for consumers.

Launched in 2004, Reconnect has diverted more than 96 million pounds of e-waste from landfills and created about 250 “green jobs,” with Goodwill employees managing the collection and disassembly of the equipment. Donated equipment meeting Reconnect’s criteria are resold, and devices needing repair are either refurbished or broken down into parts to be recycled by Dell partners. The program supports Goodwill’s job training programs, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face other challenges to finding employment.

For a list of participating Goodwill Reconnect locations and complete list of qualifying products, visit