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Dell USA to recycle PCs for charities – at a price

Dell USA to recycle PCs for charities – at a price

Dell USA is responding to environmentalists’ criticisms and will recycle customers’ old PCs for schools and hospitals. But it will charge them for the privilege.

It’s difficult giving away old PCs to charities and good causes. Even if you are offering a relatively recent machine in good condition you usually have to deliver it yourself.

Dell USA, as a major manufacturer of PCs, has only just bent to environmentalists’ requests and agreed to recycle customers’ old machines and give them to schools and hospitals. However, it will charge $49 (about £30) to do so. In other words, you have to pay to give.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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