Staples – El Cajon

Bring in your old office technology products – any brand, any condition – to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

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Batteries that can be recycled include:

  • Lithium ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)
  • Non-rechargeable lithium NEW
  • Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Single-use alkaline NEW
  • Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)

Recycled batteries must be no heavier than 11 lb

What can be recycled in store

Tech

Adapters & hubs

Battery backup devices

Cable/satellite receivers

Calculators

Car & wall chargers

CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs & players

Coffee brewers (less than 40 lb.)

Computers

Computer speakers

Connected home devices

Digital & video cameras

Digital projectors

Earbuds & AirPods®

Fax machines

Flash drives

Gaming consoles & controllers

GPS devices

Hard drives

Headphones & headsets

Keyboards & mice

Label makers

Tech (cont.)

Laminators

Laptops & MacBook®

Mobile phones & iPhone®

Monitors (CRT, LED / LCD, plasma)

MP3 players & iPod®

Printers & multifunction devices

Routers & modems

Scanners

Shredders

Small servers

Smart watches & Apple Watch®

Stereo receivers

Stylus pens & Apple Pencil®

Tablets, iPad® & eReaders

USB & Lightning® cables

Video streaming devices

Webcams

Printer cartridges

Ink cartridges

Toner cartridges & drum units

Batteries

Lithium ion (Li-Ion)

Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)

Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)

Non-rechargeable lithium NEW

Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)

Single-use alkaline NEW

Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)

Writing tools

Crayons NEW

Pens & markers NEW

Wooden & mechanical pencils NEW

 

Even more

Phone & iPhone cases NEW

Tablet, iPad & eReader cases NEW

Shredding (cost per pound)

What can’t be recycled in store

Air conditioners

Appliances

Floor-model printers or copiers

Kitchen appliances

Lamps or bulbs

Large servers

Large speakers

Medical devices

Records or record players

Smoke detectors

Televisions

Vaporizers

*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.).

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