Printers, Copiers and Scanners Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Repair, Don’t Replace!Instead of buying new, support local businesses by having them repair and refurbish broken items. Search for repair options in your area. Consider DonationIf the printer, copier, or scanner is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas. City Specific Disposal OptionsPlease check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.) Household E-Waste Drop-OffYour city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County Disposal Options For BusinessesE-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply. Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above). Alternative Ways to Recycle HP Product Return & Recycling You can sell back, trade in or recycle your HP equipment. Learn more about HP’s product return and recycling program. Staples' Take Back Program Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including desktop computers, tablets, monitors, printers, and other electronics. Find your nearest Staples. Canon Consumer Products Recycling Program Canon offers a recycling program for certain consumer products. Learn more about Canon’s recycling program. Dell Reconnect Drop-Off and Mail-Back Program Dell Reconnect will accept most computer equipment from any brand for recycling at many Goodwill drop-off locations. They also have a free mail-back program to recycle Dell products. Find out more about Dell’s recycling program. Epson Recycling Program Send back Epson products for free recycling, including printers, scanners and projectors. Learn more about Epson’s program and request a pre-paid shipping label here. Did You Know? 3D Printer Can Work on Recycled Plastic 3D printers are all the rage. ReDeTec is a company selling a machine that can recycle plastic waste into a printer filament or ink for 3D printers. Are Printers and Copiers Eco-Friendly? Printers and copiers are two of the most energy-intensive items in the workplace. They use up a lot of paper: The average office worker uses about one tree’s worth of paper every year. Standard printer ink also contains petroleum, which releases volatile compounds into the air.