Never Throw in the Garbage
Fax machines are made with metals that are toxic to the environment when not properly processed, so don’t throw them in the garbage.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Staples' Take Back Program
Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including fax machines, desktop computers, tablets, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.
Ways to Reduce
Send a Fax Electronically
Opt Out of Junk Faxes
If you receive junk faxes from solicitors, opt out of receiving them. By law, companies that send junk faxes must include contact information so the recipient can opt out. To learn more, check out this FCC guide.
Use Both Sides of the Paper
Create a pile of paper that’s been used on one side next to your fax machine and use it to send faxes.
Buy Used or High Quality
Look into purchasing a used fax machine that’s in good condition, or buy a fax machine that’s high quality and will last a long time. Both of these options are better for the environment.