Staples supports King County residents; first
national retailer to join the “Take It Back” program
Washington— Staples will
become the first major national retailer to join the Take It Back
Network for recycling computers and related equipment.
Staples makes it easy to recycle
used computers, monitors, and other computer peripherals by simply
taking the equipment at any one of 14 Staples stores located in
King and Snohomish counties. A small recycling fee is charged
to cover product handling and recycling costs. Staples is the
only national retailer to offer this recycling service on an ongoing
A recycling fee is charged to
cover labor costs for the handling, transport and product disassembly.
Staples will accept used computers ($8), monitors ($12), and other
computer peripherals such as printers, desktop copiers, desktop
faxes, scanners and all-in-ones ($8). Staples does not accept
televisions, radios or stereo equipment.
Staples joins a growing number
of Take It Back Network members who pledge to recycle right. All
Take It Back Network members ensure that discarded electronic
equipment will be processed in full compliance with local, state,
and federal regulations and international trade laws. They manage
the hazardous materials domestically or in developed countries
and pledge not to export hazardous materials to developing countries
for repair, recycling or disposal.