Dell has launched free recycling in several additional markets worldwide, meeting a timetable set in June to provide free recycling of any Dell-branded product for consumers worldwide as part of its global recycling policy. Dell is the first and only computer manufacturer to offer such a program.
This recycling offer is designed for consumers and includes responsible recycling of used Dell-branded computers and peripheral equipment at no-charge. The service does not require a replacement purchase. Details are available here.
Dell recently expanded recycling services into several markets to meet its goal, including Brazil, China, India, South Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan. Recycling services for consumers were either added or enhanced in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
"With today’s announcement, our efforts to make recycling free and easy are global. We remain focused on raising consumer awareness about the importance of recycling and increasing the volume of products we recover from consumers," said Eric Gates, Dell’s worldwide manager of asset recovery services.
Dell supports a policy that would make all producers responsible for offering recovery and recycling services for their own brand products from consumers at no charge. Dell also believes the marketplace is best positioned to increase efficiency in collection, recycling and design of products, and any legislation should not include fees or creation of new government infrastructure for collecting and recycling electronics.