Got an old PC laying around,a busted Palm Pilot, or some other old useless electronic device you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Worried about the possible toxic components inside sitting in a local landfill? Then the folks at HP and Office Depot are inviting you to bring your old junk to them:
Under the Office Depot-HP program, which runs through Sept. 6, customers can drop off any brand of unwanted electronics at any of Office Depot’s more than 850 U.S. stores. Office Depot will collect and recycle computer-related and electronic entertainment goods, including desktops, TVs, and cell phones. All products collected from Office Depot stores will be recycled at HP facilities in Roseville, Calif., and near Nashville, Tenn.
Dell, which began a similar recycling initiative in August 2002, offers free shipping for its customers that want to recycle their old computers. HP and Dell each recycled more than 100 million pounds of unwanted computer products globally in 2003.
It’s for a limited time only, but if you want to be environmentally conscious when disposing of electronics that are no longer of any use then this is one way to do it without spending money. Kudos to the folks at Office Depot and HP for making the offer available.