"This new alliance will really expand our existing electronics recycling program and further Goodwill's mission at the same time," said Mike Rowan, CEO of Goodwill Industries of San Diego County. "Working with Dell will help us ensure we are implementing the latest environmentally sound recycling practices."
Primarily for educational purposes, over the course of a year their goal is to collect over 2 million pounds of computer equipment and recycle it, as opposed to dumping it. After Goodwill accepts the items, Dell's work is to value the items and have their partners break the machines down and resell the raw materials. Given the cost of PC recycling, if you happen to live in the San Diego area it's a great chance to unload.