Goodwill Industries of New Mexico has partnered with Dell’s Reconnect Program, a free drop-off program for consumers who want to responsibly recycle any brand of unwanted computer equipment. Consumers can drop off any brand of used equipment, in any condition, at the ten Goodwill donation centers statewide and request a donation receipt for tax purposes, including the four locations in Albuquerque.
Reconnect offers consumers a free, secure, convenient and responsible way to recycle used computer equipment, in any condition. The program is intended to raise awareness of the importance of responsible computer disposal and give residents a free and convenient way to do the right thing with their unwanted computer equipment.
All proceeds of value recovered from the recycled computer equipment go to Goodwill Industries of New Mexico to support job training and employment services programs.
Computers and computer equipment can be donated at the following locations in Albuquerque:
5000 San Mateo NE (San Mateo just south of McLeod)
6636 Caminito Coors NW (just south of Coors and Paseo del Norte)
3211 Coors SW (northwest corner of Coors and Rio Bravo)
1108 Juan Tabo NE (Juan Tabo between Constitution and Lomas)
The goal of the program is to keep used computers and computer equipment from landfills and to educate residents on the importance of proper computer recycling. While computers are safe to use, they do contain some environmentally sensitive materials. These materials can be safely removed or recycled, but only if the computers are kept out of landfills in the first place. Previously New Mexicans have had very few options when it came to disposing their old equipment. The Reconnect Program gives residents a free, green and convenient way to do it.
For more information about Goodwill Industries of New Mexico and its programs, visit goodwillnm.org.