Staples takes old UPS batteries?

According to a friend of mine, Staples will take used batteries from rechargeable devices such as cell phones for recycling, as well as other categories of "e-waste." I was able to confirm with a phone call that they also will take old UPSes. I'm not totally convinced that the person on the phone knew what I was talking about, but I'm taking it at face value.

Update: The "Staples Soul" program will take large computer items for recycling (for a $10 fee per item). Small items like keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge.

I also called CyberPower, the manufacturer. They said I could either ship it to them at my own expense or try something like Batteries Plus. Bingo!

A call to Batteries Plus confirmed that they will take them. They will even take the battery component out of the UPS for you!

That's my current plan. We'll see how it goes.


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