Printers, Copiers & Scanners Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains E-Waste Several local businesses and organizations accept printers for reuse, refurbishment or recycling. Exploration Station 867 Ramona Avenue, P. O. Box 1117, Grover Beach, CA | (805) 473-1421Hours: Thursday – Saturday 1pm – 4pmMap & DirectionsAccepts office electronics, which are repaired and donated to school-age children, families and others who are in need of a computer with limited means to purchase a new one. NCI Affiliates, Inc.1625 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 434-3811Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pmMap & DirectionsAccepts printers and other electronics. PIck-up available for a fee. 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. Locate your nearest Staples. Canon Consumer Products Recycling Program Canon offers a recycling program for certain consumer products; check if they accept your product by typing its name in the finder. 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 if you are recycling Dell products or wish to purchase a new Dell product. Find out more. 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 also use up a lot of paper: the average office worker uses about one tree’s worth of paper every year. Standard printer ink contains petroleum, which releases volatile compounds into the air.