Mercury, lead, cadmium and lithium can all cause major environmental damage and major health related issues for humans. Did you know that these elements are found in the electronic devices that we use every day like computers, printers, phones, and many other devices that run on batteries or have screens? That's why many towns treat these devices as hazardous waste and charge you extra money to handle their disposal!
Now, STAPLES has teamed up with HP to offer a FREE technology recycling program that streamlines the recycling process for you the consumer, and has an overall beneficial impact on our environment! Just drop of your loot at the nearest STAPLES and you'll be doing the right thing for the planet and future generations by keeping these dangerous elements out of landfills, and reintroduce them back into the manufacturing stream!
The following items are accepted:
- Desktop computers
- Laptops, tablets, eReaders
- Desktop printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, all-in-ones
- UPS/battery backup devices
- Peripherals including mice, keyboards, modems, routers and PC speakers
Small electronics including:
- GPS devices
- Digital cameras
- MP3 players
- Mobile phones
- Cordless phones
- External hard drives
- Small servers
For more info on the program and an additional list of what's not accepted, check out the link below.