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Ohio Valley Goodwill is celebrating its one year anniversary with the Dell Reconnect program, which has allowed the organization to divert almost 1,000,000 lbs of unwanted computers and electronic waste from area landfills already, due to the support of the Greater Cincinnati community. As the New Year begins, we wanted to celebrate this exciting program which makes getting rid of old technology easy and free. Simply pack your old computer equipment into the car with other household donations and drop it off at a convenient Goodwill donation center where it will be responsibly recycled. Goodwill accepts any brand of unwanted computer or other computer equipment. Donors may request receipts at the time of their donations to receive tax deductions. With the help of programs like Dell Reconnect and Goodwill, Dell recycled more than 150 million pounds of unwanted equipment in 2011 and plans to significantly exceed that amount over the next three years. The Dell Reconnect program is a win-win-win for all involved. It benefits the environment, the community and Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work. Proceeds from the Dell Reconnect program go directly into Goodwill’s skill training and employment programs for men and women with disabilities as well as our nation’s veterans. “Goodwill couldn’t be more pleased about the partnership with the Dell Reconnect program,” said Bill Martin, Industrial Services Manager. “It has allowed Goodwill to become a major player in its on-going efforts to preserve the planet through its reuse and repurposing initiatves,” added Martin. For a list of conveniently located donation sites, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/donate and donate your unwanted computer today. Get your New Year started off right with Goodwill and Dell Reconnect. Thank you Greater Cincinnati for your on-going support of this important recycling effort!