Consumers and small businesses can now responsibly recycle electronics every day at the Staples in Freehold, regardless of where the devices were purchased.
“Staples free tech recycling program will help increase the number of electronic products that are safely recycled,” said Mark Buckley, Staples vice president of environmental affairs.
The Staples technology recycling program, powered by HP, accepts all brands of the following electronics for free:
• Desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives and small servers
• All computer monitors
• Printers, desktop copiers, faxes 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
Staples does not accept televisions, appliances, alkaline batteries, floor model copiers/printers, large servers, audio/visual equipment, or certain other household electronics (kitchen electrics, etc.).
Customers can drop off their technology for recycling at the service desk of any Staples store in the United States. There is a limit of 6 items per customer per day in most states.
Staples is partnered with HP on this project. HP is a leader in the technology industry in product reuse and recycling.
“We recently celebrated reaching our goal of recycling 2 billion pounds of electronic products and HP supplies since 1987 and our collaboration with Staples will build upon this achievement and focus on increasing electronics recycling in all states,” said Gabi Zedlmayer, HP vice president of sustainability and social innovation.