Takeback and Recycle Program

Environmentally sound disposal for Cisco products which have reached their end-of-useful-life.

We use electronics every day as we work, live, play, and learn. As they become obsolete, we need to recycle them. But the rapid proliferation of electronic products has led to more and more of them showing up at landfills.

Through both voluntary and mandatory programs, producers are taking responsibility for the proper disposition and recycling of electronic products.

Cisco significantly reduces the environmental impact of used electronic products through its end-of-life programs. The Takeback and Recycle Program is designed to harvest and reuse the materials contained in the equipment collected. And we return those materials to the market, where they are made into new products. More than 99 percent of the electronics sent for processing are recycled.

Cisco's Takeback and Recycle Program enables you to properly dispose of products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all users of Cisco equipment and users of associated brands and subsidiaries.

Cisco's Takeback and Recycle Program offers the following benefits:

  • Equipment returned to Cisco is disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
  • Disposal processes comply with all applicable regulations.
  • All Cisco branded products are accepted.
  • Upon pre-approval, Cisco works with customers to dispose of competitors' or other IT products. To obtain pre-approval please contact recycling@cisco.com.

On request, Cisco can provide a Certificate of Destruction for equipment returned through the Cisco Takeback and Recycle Program.

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