Discover the most frequently asked Copiers and printers questions
Do you have to pay for the recycling of printing equipment?
As part of an economical waste management policy that respects the environment, recycling photocopiers must comply with applicable legislation about waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
Regulatory framework indeed provides for a specific treatment channel for devices containing materials that may be hazardous to the environment and / or human health.
If it is carried out by local services or by a specialised company, recycling may be charged. However, it can be free if you choose to drop off the devices concerned at the premises of companies specialising in the recycling of printing equipment. These companies then generate income by upgrading the equipment through refurbishing or by the recovery of parts still in working order.
When a new copier is delivered, the supplier will pick up the old equipment free of charge, so that it can be refurbished.