Legislative and environmental factors combined with the competitive drive to implement the latest technology solutions present many companies with the challenge of managing their technology waste. As part of a comprehensive eWaste management initiative, Cisco is offering this Takeback & Recycle program to provide a way for you to send back Cisco equipment for proper treatment, recovery, recycling, and environmentally sound disposal.
The equipment that is returned to Cisco through this program will be handled in an environmentally safe manner using processes that comply with all eWaste regulations - like the EU WEEE Directive, Switzerland regulations, all EPA guidelines, and U.S. Federal, state, and local laws. Cisco can provide a Certificate of Destruction for all equipment that is returned through this program upon request. All Cisco branded products will be immediately accepted under this recycle program. Cisco will work with our customers who request assistance with proper treatment, recovery, recycling, and environmentally sound disposal of competitive networking products or other IT products on an "as requested" basis.
Cisco is paying for applicable freight and recycling fees (unless otherwise noted in the terms and conditions section specific to each member state). Packing and de-installation assistance is not funded by Cisco but is available for a fee.