Staples Stepping Up Their Technology Trade-in and Recycling Even Batteries

Hear Ye Hear Ye!

Staples recycling more than just ink cartridges folks. We’re talking, devices, modems, cellphones and batteries (yes Batteries!!)!!

Best part is you then get cash to spend at Staples after you recycle. Not net 30 or 60 days but on the spot!

You get a Staples® eCash card when you trade in your eligible technology in store or online. Learn more about technology trade-in.
 Staples recycling batteries

If your device has no trade-in value, Staples will still recycle it responsibly for free. Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly recycle them at no cost to you — any brand, any condition, even if you purchased it somewhere else.
 As before, you still can recycle your empty ink and toner cartridges online or in store and you could earn $2 back in Staples Rewards® for each one.

As before, you still can recycle your empty ink and toner cartridges online or in store and you could earn $2 back in Staples Rewards® for each one. So not only will you save on future purchases, but you can also feel good about reducing waste in our landfills.

For a fee, Staples offers mail-back and pickup technology recycling solutions for large businesses with 20+ employees through our Staples Advantage® division.

Items accepted for free recycling*:

All-in-one computers
Cable/satellite receivers
CD/DVD/Blu-ray players
Computer speakers
Copiers (desktop)
Cordless phones
Desktop computers
Digital cameras
Digital projectors
eReaders – Trade-in eligible
External hard drives
Fax machines (desktop)
Gaming devices
GPS devices
iPods® / MP3 players – Trade-in eligible
Laptops – Trade-in eligible
Mobile phones – Trade-in eligible
Printers & multifunction devices (desktop)
Scanners (desktop)
Small servers
Stereo receivers
Tablets – Trade-in eligible
UPS/battery backup devices
Video streaming devices
Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Alkaline batteries, non-rechargeable lithium batteries, appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions

Terms and Limits
*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).

Rechargeable battery recycling

Bring your old rechargeable batteries to your local Staples for free recycling. All collected batteries are responsibly recycled by Call2Recycle.
Staples now accepts and redeems if eligible for Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), and Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN) batteries that are 11 pounds or less. We cannot accept single-use alkaline or lithium batteries or automotive/wet-cell batteries.

Did You Know?

Staples has collected more than 26 million pounds of customer e-waste annually that could have ended up in landfills. HUGE!!!!
Learn more about their sustainability goals and solutions.

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