Technology giant HP and office products leader Staples Inc., have partnered to offer free electronics recycling at Staples stores, nationwide.
The Staples technology recycling program, powered by HP, accepts a wide variety of electronics such as:
- Desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives and small servers.
- All computer monitors.
- Printers, desktop copiers, fax machines and all-in-one devices.
- Mice, keyboards, modems/routers, networking and PC speakers.
- Shredders, streaming devices, phones and Universal Power Supply (UPS battery backup.)
- Mobile phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, digital camcorders and digital cameras.
The program allows users to recycle applicable electronics at Staples regardless of where they were purchased. Technology can be dropped off for recycling at the service desk of their local Staples store.
There is a limit of six items per customer per day. Items not applicable include: televisions, appliances, floor model copiers, stereo equipment, alkaline batteries, and certain other household electronics, according to Staples.
Staples involvement in this project is part of the company’s sustainability program that was developed in 2010. The five pillars of the program include: selling more sustainable products and services; offering easy recycling solutions for its customers; eliminating operational waste; and, becoming a sustainability leader in the global community.
HP’s commitment to recycling hardware began in 1987 and the vendor has recovered over 2.3 billion pounds of products for reuse or recycling since then, according to the company.
There are three options for free recycling from HP: the partnership with Staples to offer electronics be dropped off at Staples store locations, nationwide; free shipping and recycling for HP consumer products at FedEx office locations, voucher required; and a number of state-specific programs.