Today is America Recycles Day

Web-Banner-300-x-2502013Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create green jobs.  
Here is one idea.  Staples in partnership with HP will accept your old computer equipment and ship it to HP who will have it responsibly recycled. It’s free, all you have to do is drop your unwanted items off at your local Staples store.

Items accepted for free recycling*:
•    Desktop and all-in-one computers
•    Laptops, tablets, eReaders
•    Monitors
•    Desktop printers, copiers, scanners, faxes, multifunction devices
•    Shredders
•    UPS/battery backup devices (with or without included battery)
•    Computer peripherals including mice, keyboards, modems, routers and computer speakers
•    Small electronics including mobile phones, MP3 players/iPods, calculators, GPS devices, digital cameras, camcorders and cordless phones
•    Digital projectors, CD/DVD/Blu-ray players, gaming devices, A/V receivers, video streaming devices
•    External hard drives and small servers
•    Rechargeable batteries (if 12 pounds or less)
Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
•    Televisions
•    Floor model copiers and printers
•    Appliances
•    Large servers
•    Large speakers or speaker systems
•    Alkaline or lithium batteries (i.e., not rechargeable)
•    Lamps/bulbs

*Limit 6 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Staples® Copy & Print Shops do not accept electronics for recycling, but all other U.S. Staples locations accept electronics for free recycling. We strive to ensure data security in the recycling process — while our recycling partner erases or destroys hard drives and memory-containing devices, we encourage our customers to erase all personal data from their devices before recycling them. For computers, you can try the free software programs DBAN or Eraser. For mobile phones, check your user manual to get directions on implementing a factory reset.