Acer Will Recycle Your PC, But Not Quite For Free

Acer has launched a "Recycle & Reward" scheme under which you can send in any brand of notebook, netbook, desktop or tablet to it for recycling, and you'll score a $120 voucher in return. Admirable in theory -- but it's worth reading the fine print.

The amount of e-waste that ends up in landfill is truly shocking, and it's to Acer's credit that it is actively doing something about it, although it's not an entirely altruistic event. There's a certain value in the components within a PC or tablet that you'd be surrendering in any case, and registration for the program costs $15. You can only send back one device; it can't be a broken LCD and the $120 voucher is only good for Acer's online store with no other discounts applied.

Acer says its aim is to hit 1 million kilograms of e-waste recycled over the last year, stating that this is equal to the weight of around 30 per cent of the products it imports into Australia this year. By 2023 it hopes to hit 80 per cent.

Recycle & Reward [Acer]


    $15 registration free has been waived until 31 Jan

      This has been extended to Feb 15, which is great because I found one more computer I forgot to register before the 31st.

    "any brand"
    so it excludes diy desktops

    Happy for Acer to recycle my old junk, not interested in any of the new junk they're flogging in their store though. Burnt by Acer once, not bothering with them again.

      I agree when it comes to their computers. After owning one of their laptops, I never will again. I'm happy with their peripherals, however. I have two Acer monitors that I'm happy with.

        Good to know - I'm in the dodgy lappie boat too, I think the only brand I've had that's worse is Dell!

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