Outdated technology doesn't have to end up in a landfill. So when it's time to upgrade your laptops, printers and other hardware or replace your ink and toner, count on Staples to recycle it responsibly — and make it easy.
Get a Staples® eCash card when you trade in your eligible technology in store or online. Learn more about technology trade-in.
If your device has no trade-in value, we'll recycle it responsibly for free. Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and we'll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you — any brand, any condition, even if you purchased it somewhere else.
For a fee, we also offer mail-back and pickup technology recycling solutions for large businesses with 20+ employees through our Staples Advantage® division.
See the chart below for technology items our retail stores accept for free recycling.
Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Alkaline batteries, non-rechargeable lithium batteries, appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions
*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).
Staples is an e-Stewards Enterprise, meaning we have committed to using certified e-Stewards® Recyclers wherever feasible to handle electronic materials we collect for recycling. Our main electronics recycling partner, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), is already a certified e-Stewards Recycler at all of their locations nationally. This means ERI facilities are audited and certified against stringent standards to utilize responsible e-waste recycling practices and protect the environment.
Twenty-five states have passed laws requiring electronics waste recycling. Learn more about electronics recycling laws and programs where you live. You can also visit Earth911.com or recyclenation.com to learn how to recycle items that Staples does not accept.
We accept Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), and Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN) batteries that are 11 pounds or less. We cannot accept single-use alkaline or lithium batteries or automotive/wet-cell batteries.
We collect more than 26 million pounds of customer e-waste annually that could have ended up in landfills.
Learn more about our sustainability goals and solutions.