Staples Free Recycling Program

Recycle all used writing instruments

Discover Our Recycling Process

Once collected, the writing instruments are cleaned and separated by material type. The materials are recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use to make new products. Click here to take a virtual tour of our processing facilities.

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Through in-store collection at over 300 locations across Canada, we have successfully diverted over 2 million writing instruments from ending up in landfills. If all writing instruments recycled through this program were connected, they could travel up the CN tower nearly 700 times!