Find savings through recycling this holiday season
(BPT) - Out with the old and in with the new is a common theme during the holidays. Couple that with the breakneck pace of technology these days and the old in your home is probably a lot more digital than it has been in the past. Now you've got to make some room because your wish list is loaded with tech devices, that next update is right around the corner, and you may just have to buy yourself a Christmas present or two.
But before you bag up all of your old tech and march to it to the trash can, put it in your car instead. There's a more eco-friendly way to dispose of those old gadgets, rather than simply adding them to a landfill.
You can recycle them. Plus get something back in return.
Support America Recycles Day and Save
Tuesday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, so it's a great time to clean up and recycle items you no longer use, including your old technology. And for a limited time during the week of America Recycles Day you can get rewarded for recycling. Just take your old technology items to any Staples location until November 19, 2016, and receive one coupon good for $10 off $20 or more on your next purchase anytime during the entire month of December on regular priced items. That makes it a perfect holiday helper for those last-minute gift purchases, whether they're for you or someone else on your list. To learn more about this recycling offer and exclusions that apply, visit www.staples.com/techrecycling.
Whether you're looking to recycle technology this week or after the holidays, Staples recycles office technology for free every day, and customers who have newer gently used laptops, smartphones, or tablets can even get paid in the form of a Staples gift card every day. Learn more about the programs and what can and can't be recycled at www.staples.com/recycle.
Celebrating 10 Years of Recycling Technology
Staples was the first national retailer to offer an everyday technology recycling program in 2007, recycling became totally free in 2012, and 2017 will mark a decade of technology recycling. So far Staples has recycled more than 110 million pounds of electronics brought in by customers across the nation. Printers are the most common item recycled, followed by computers, monitors and then various assorted items like shredders, streaming devices and tech peripherals like keyboards, routers, and computer speakers.
In addition to technology hardware recycling, this year also marks the tenth year that Staples and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have worked together to support ink and toner cartridge recycling. Staples is your immediate collection point to drop off ink and toner cartridges, and Rewards customers earn points for cartridges recycled. HP cartridges are delivered back to HP and recycled through a closed loop process that breaks down the cartridges into their raw materials to use the plastics - along with recycled water bottles and clothes hangers - in manufacturing new ink and toner cartridges. Once the recycling process is finished, the new cartridges are then offered for sale at Staples and other retailers.
To learn more about recycling opportunities at Staples, visit www.staples.com/techrecycling and www.staples.com/recycle or contact your local Staples store. Because when it's time to go out with the old, don't pass up the opportunity to make it new again and save money while you're at it.