The program isn't tied to a new or replacement purchase and includes home pickup of computers, monitors, and peripherals.
Dell Inc. will launch its free computer recycling program in the U.S. on Friday.
The expanded program, which was announced in late June, lets consumers return any Dell-branded hardware free of charge. It is not tied to a new or replacement purchase, and includes home pick-up of computers, monitors, and peripherals.
"We want to make recycling easy and free for consumers, and [we] are committed to recycling what we make and sell," said Eric Gates, the manager of Dells asset recovery services, in a statement.
The program, which has already been implemented in Canada, will be rolled out worldwide by November, Dell said.
Rival computer makers Hewlett-Packard and Apple Computer have recycling programs in place, but theirs include additional strings. Apple's for-free plan requires users to buy a new Mac or monitor, while HP's take-back program costs between $13 and $46, depending on what's shipped. HP, however, offers rebate coupons when buying new hardware which largely offset recycling charges.
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