For years Hewlett-Packard has had a recycling program where consumers could return their old tech equipment and receive credit toward the purchase of any HP or Compaq equipment. Now HP has announced that they will offer money in exchange for old tech equipment. The new program is called the HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program. “The program offers money in exchange for any brand of PC, monitor, printer, digital camera, or smartphone that HP determines still has some sort of value.” HP’s goal is “to recycle 2 billion pounds of electronic junk by 2010″
Here’s how it works:
On the HP quote website consumers can input the information about their old tech equipment and they are given an instant quote. If they are satisfied with the quote and would like to send the equipment to HP, there are 2 options.
Option 1: the consumer packs up and pays to ship the equipment
Option 2: is “Premium Service,” in this case FedEx will pick up the equipment and ship them to HP and the shipping costs are deducted from the check sent back to the consumer.
If your equipment is deemed valueless, if it is HP or Compaq, you can still send it back for recycling.Try it out. You can be green and possibly make a little extra money. In this economy every dollar counts.