Printers, Copiers & Scanners

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Several local businesses and organizations accept printers for reuse, refurbishment or recycling.

Achievement House
3003 Cuesta College Road, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-9383
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
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Call first.

Exploration Station
867 Ramona Avenue, P. O. Box 1117, Grover Beach, CA | (805) 473-1421
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 1pm – 4pm
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Accepts 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) 434-3811
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
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Accepts printers and other electronics. PIck-up available for a fee.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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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.

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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.