Beginning Friday, Dell will launch a free program to collect and recycle its legacy products. According to a company press release, Dell owners simply need to register their PCs and peripherals at www.dell4me.com/recycling. They will then be issued a printable pre-paid shipping label for home pick-up of the equipment by DHL.

"We want to make recycling easy and free for consumers, and are committed to recycling what we make and sell," said Eric Gates, Dell’s worldwide manager of asset recovery services, in the release.

Dell currently operates similar recycling programs in Canada and Europe. Since 2004, it has offered free recycling of a competitor’s equipment with the purchase of a new Dell system. The company has stated that it actively endorses manufacturer responsibility for the recycling and disposal of electronic products.