Round Rock, Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell today announced that it has expanded its free computer recycling program to accommodate several new markets around the world. As part of its take-back program, the company promises to recycle any Dell-branded computer or peripheral free of charge and without requiring an additional purchase. According to a Dell press release, Brazil, China, India, South Korea, Mexico and Taiwan were recently added to the program and consumer recycling services in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand were “either added or enhanced.”

"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 launched its no-charge recycling service in Europe in 2003. The service was extended to U.S. consumers in 2004.