The two companies say the program will allow businesses to recycle large volumes of electronics conveniently, responsibly and in a secure manner.
“This program demonstrates how Staples continues to lead the industry in recycling efforts,” says Al Zoldos, vice president of sales for Staples Technology Solutions. “In 2007, we were the first retailer to offer recycling at our retail stores. Now, we’re the first to provide a way for our corporate customers to easily and responsibly recycle old electronics. From provisioning new equipment, then providing services to manage it and now an easy way to handle end of life recycling, we’re offering a true lifecycle approach to technology management.”
Through the recycling program businesses can recycle their equipment by:
- ordering recycling boxes online at www.StaplesAdvantage.com;
- filling the boxes with obsolete electronics and ship them back to Staples using a provided return label; and
- receiving a Certificate of Recycling from Staples that the electronics have been properly recycled and their data safely removed.
Staples Advantage says it also will integrate the offering into its future Managed Print Services contracts, providing a seamless way for companies to recycle devices no longer needed after a consolidation effort.
The cost for this service will range from $15 to $500 depending on the size of the box ordered, the companies say. Customized solutions also are available.