Hewlett-Packard Expands Recycling Initiatives

Palo Alto, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, Calif., expanded its recycling program Monday to include a fee-based service that allows customers to recycle unwanted computers and related products, regardless of the manufacturer. HP will pick up electronics from individual customers who sign up on their Web site and will charge $13 to $34 for each item recycled. The program will accept equipment such as PCs, printers, monitors, scanners and routers. According to the company, fees charged to customers are used to pay for the recycling program. The company has been offering a similar service to businesses since 1997.