Printer Tips: Recycling Hardware

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Printer Tip No. 12


Recycling Your Printer


These days, there is a real emphasis on reducing waste and consumption by making lifestyle changes and recycling. Printers are notoriously wasteful between the paper, toner or ink cartridges and the constantly updated hardware.


So how can you make meaningful changes? One way is by recycling your old printer when you decide to make an upgrade. All the major manufacturers including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Kodak, Lexmark, Samsung, Xerox and more have plans set up to help customers recycle their old printers. More impressively, many offer recycling with no cost to the customer or discounts on future products when customers make the decision to recycle their old hardware.


There also choices outside the manufacturers. Best Buy, Office Depot and Staples will accept hardware recycling and offer customers discounts on future purchases. Or you can donate still working hardware to Goodwill, St. Vincent De Paul, Salvation Army and more. You can find local programs for donating products through the EPA website as well.


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