Looking to get rid of a computer monitor, printer or desktop PC?
Taking it to the Staples on Main Street in Madison is one option.
According to a Staples press release, consumers and small businesses can now responsibly recycle their electronics every day at the office store, 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, the company's vice president of environmental affairs.
The program accepts all brands of the following electronics:
- 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
Customers can drop off their items at the service desk and the store will transport the items to its processing centers, according to the press release.
Staples will not accept televisions, appliances, alkaline batteries, floor model copiers/printers, large servers, audio/visual equipment, or certain other household electronics (kitchen appliances, etc.). There also is a limit of six items per customer per day in most states.