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

Hear Ye Hear Ye!

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

However and most importantly is the cash!! Best part is you then get cash to spend at Staples. And that’s 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. Then and only then, they’ll responsibly recycle them at no cost to you. Yes folks any brand and any condition. Most excitingly that’s 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.

So as before, you still can recycle your empty ink and toner cartridges online or in store. Best part you could earn $2 back in Staples Rewards® for each one. So not only will you save on future purchases. You’ll 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
In addition, Copiers (desktop)
Cordless phones
Desktop computers
Digital cameras
Digital projectors
eReaders – Trade-in eligible
As well, 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

Don’t also forget computer mouses!

As well, Printers & multifunction devices (desktop)
Also Scanners (desktop)
Small servers
Stereo receivers
Tablets – Trade-in eligible
UPS/battery backup devices and
Video streaming devices
Most noteworthy here is the prohibited items not accepted for recycling.
Firstly, Alkaline batteries, non-rechargeable lithium batteries, appliances, floor model printers and copiers. In addition, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs (go to Home Depot for that) large servers, large speakers or speaker systems. Finally smoke detectors and televisions

Terms and Limits

*Most inportantly folks! Cause they Limit 7 items per customer per day. Therefore all brands of items accepted and that’s regardless of where purchased. Therefore, store management has the right to refuse or accept items. Ones that may pose a health or safety risk. As well, the examples are broken monitors not packed in a box. In addition and or laptops with damaged batteries.

Rechargeable battery recycling

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

Did You Know?

In conclusion, Staples has collected more than 26 million pounds of customer e-waste annually. So that’s 26 million lbs that that could have ended up in landfills. HUGE!!!!

Finally, learn more about their sustainability goals and solutions.


  1. Does this apply to ALL stores?

  2. Author

    Believe it or not. LOL. Yes.

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