APC by Schneider Electric Recycling and Take-Back Programs
As the manufacturer of the APC and MGE brands UPSs, Schneider Electric Critical Power and Cooling Services has long been committed to minimizing the global impact of our products. From eco-friendly designs to end-of-ups-life options, we are continually striving to find new ways to reduce the environmental impacts of our products.
Below you will find options to upgrade to a new UPS, recharge your existing UPS, or recycle using “green” alternatives to dispose of your old UPS. Additionally, you can view the details of our Sustainability Program.
For information on how to create your prepaid return label for spent UPS batteries, click here. (United States and Canada only)
Option 1: Trade UPS
Customers can trade in their old UPS(s) - regardless of brand or whether it even works-for new UPS(s), with a full 2 year warranty and up to a 25% discount off the purchase of a new APC UPS. Receive even greater savings (up to 40%) on APC accessories with your UPS purchase.
Note: Trade UPS is only available for single phase UPS. 3-phase users contact your local APC rep or call 1-800-800-4APC for more information (only valid in continental U.S, excluding Alaska/Hawaii)
Option 2: APC Factory Outlet Store
Looking to buy UPS at a discounted price? Visit the APC Factory Outlet Store for huge savings on many APC factory direct clearance items and new units returned by customers.
Alternatively, you can also visit the APC Certified Pre-Owned partner to purchase refurbished APC products.
Option 3: Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBC)
If it has been 3 years, your old UPS may need a recharge. Trade in and/or replace those old UPS batteries with genuine APC replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) and get free return shipping, not to mention an eco-friendly disposal.
An alternative way to dispose your dead batteries is to drop off the battery at any of PRBA battery collection points.
Option 4: Staples® Easy on the Planet Recycling Program
APC and Staples have teamed up to help you safely and responsibly recycle all of your Battery Backup solutions. It’s as easy as bringing your UPS or battery to any Staples US store and dropping it off at the customer service desk. Staples offers a free technology recycling service.