Living with an old laptop or desktop computer isn't just cumbersome, it's a royal pain when space is at a premium. You know you can't just chuck it in the trash. It has to be taken to the in Keasbey - or you can wait for your turn at the annual curbside trash pickup.
But suppose you're tired of tripping over all that old electronic junk, and you don't want to make the trip to Keasbey?
Getting rid of your old electronic gizmos is as close as your local - in this case, the store at Route 1 South and Green Street in Iselin.
The office supply store has teamed up with Hewlitt-Packard - the computer and printer giant, who now go by, HP - to offer consumers the chance to recycle their electronics items, regardless of brand and of where they were purchased.
Just take your devices in, and they'll take them off your hands at no cost.
Customers can drop off their technology for recycling at the service desk of their local Staples store. Staples will take advantage of its logistics networks to collect the devices and consolidate them at its distribution centers. A certified e-stewards and an R2 recycler will then arrange to have the materials transported to its processing centers.
A list of the items Staples is accepting includes:
- Desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives and small servers
- All computer monitors
- Printers, desktop copiers, faxes and all-in-one devices
- Mice, keyboards, modems/routers networking and PC speakers
- Shredders, streaming devices, phones and Universal Power Supply (UPS battery backup)
- Mobile phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, digital camcorders and digital cameras