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Where to Recycle Used Printers and Scanners?

By June 8, 2011

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I received an interesting query today from reader Jan, who asked if there was a way to trade in or recycle old Epson printers. It's a great question, and in fact Epson has a recycling program in which they'll send you a prepaid FedEx label so that it doesn't cost you to do the right thing. If you've ever wondered, as I have, what happens to the equipment you send to be recycled, here's what Epson says: "We recycle used products by shredding them at a licensed facility. After the shredding process, the materials are separated into ferrous and non-ferrous components and then sent to other mills for further processing."

HP goes a step further and allows you to trade in old HP hardware, in addition to recycling old inkjet and laser-toner cartridges. Anybody know of other printer recycling programs? Share them here.

Comments
June 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm
(1) ThomAtHP says:

Great tip! HPs Planet Partners recycling program takes back any brand of computer hardware, rechargeable batteries, as well as Original HP ink and toner cartridges. And if you want to see what HP does with the cartridges and plastic water bottles you recycle, check out this video tour of HPs Recycling facility http://bit.ly/9tBSDL.

February 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm
(2) computer recycling louisville ky says:

We have of the same interest to help preserve our natural resources from abuse and misuse of many people. We know for a fact that e-waste is one of the largest solid waste in the world and we should not allow this to continue growing. Very informative post. I have learned a lot. Hoping to read more of your articles. :)

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