Dell (NASDAQ:DELL)  announced this week the launch of an online product recovery and recycling service that will allow small-business owners to easily manage, return, and track unwanted assets.

Companies with less than 10 pieces of computer equipment can now contact their sales representative to request a personal asset recovery number and, for as little as $25 per item, use it to return equipment they no longer need. Dell will then provide the company with a comprehensive report of how a functional system's data was cleansed and how the system or item was recycled.

Dell recovered some 78 million pounds of computer equipment for reuse or recycling in 2006, 93 percent more than the previous year.