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Staples Ink Recycling - Staples Toner Recycling

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In order to take advantage of ink recycling and toner recycling at Staples, here is what you need to know:

  • Buy in store or online at Stapes within 180 days prior to recycling.
  • Bring used cartridges to the register at your local Staples® store or request a shipping box to recycle your cartridges online.
  • See rewards in your next monthly Rewards statement for each cartridge you recycle (up to 10 cartridges per month).
  • To get started online, find more info here: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/products/131110/31729/

    Additional Details About Staples Ink Cartridge Recycling

    Each Base Rewards member may recycle up to 10 cartridges per month, and each Plus and Premier Rewards member may recycle up to 20 cartridges per month of any used ink or toner cartridge sold at any retail store in the U.S. or on staples.com® and receive $2 back in recycling rewards per cartridge. In store, the member must be physically present at the store when the cartridges are turned in for recycling and a membership account is identified. Online, the member can log in at staplesrewards.com with their membership account to gain access to ink and toner recycling. Qualifying cartridges recycled online can take up to 10 business days for processing.

    Did you know?

  • Staples will accept additional cartridges for recycling, but recycling rewards will only be issued for the first 10 qualifying cartridges for Base Rewards members, or the first 20 qualifying cartridges for Plus and Premier Rewards members, per calendar month per member.
  • Staples is an HP authorized collection location for original HP cartridges
  • Castle Ink's review of Staples ink recycling:

    Pros: You get real cash that you can apply to future ink order
    Cons: You can only recycle ink and toner that you bought at Staples

    Questions & Answers about Staples Ink Recycling

    What are staples rewards good for?

    You can use your rewards like cash to make purchases at Staples and staples.com®. Plus, you'll get free shipping on your staples.com orders over $14.99 (excluding Oversize items.).

    How many ink cartridges can I recycle at Staples?

    Each Base rewards member may recycle up to 10 cartridges per month, and each Plus and Premier rewards member may recycle up to 20 cartridges per month of any used ink or toner cartridge sold at any retail store in the U.S. or on staples.com® and receive $2 back in recycling rewards per cartridge.

    Are there other things you can recycle at Staples?

    And while you?re at it, bring your batteries! Bring your old rechargeable batteries to your local Staples for free recycling. All collected batteries are responsibly recycled by Call2Recycle. We accept all rechargeable battery types that weigh less than 12 pounds. Lithium and alkalinebatteries are not accepted.

    When did Staples launch their ink and toner recycling program?

    Staples launched their Ink and toner recycling program in November, 2013. The online program enables Staples Rewards members to recycle empty ink and toner cartridges by printing a pre-paid shipping label to send their cartridges in for recycling and receive $2 back in Staples Rewards® for each one.

    How big is the recycling program at Staples?

    Earlier this year, Staples announced that it has recycled 350 million ink and toner cartridges since 2005, averaging over 60 million cartridges per year in the past three years. Through the cartridge recycling program, Staples has recycled 182 million pounds of plastics and metals, roughly the equivalent weight of an aircraft carrier or 400 times the Statue of Liberty.

    Is there an ink recycling program for businesses?

    Yes, Staples also offers recycling for businesses. Not only does Staples recycle all of your ink and toner cartridges, regardless of brand, they give you three easy ways to do it.
    1. Driver pickup program: Our drivers will collect your cartridges the next time a delivery is made.
    2. Prepaid return mailing label: Mail your cartridges back for free. Simply print your label at StaplesTechnologySolutions.com/TonerRecycling.
    3. Pallet pickup from a loading dock: For large quantities (300 cartridges - 100/pallet, min. 3 pallets), please email recycle@staplesreturns.com to schedule a loading dock pick up.