Discarded electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the industrialised world, due to the growing use of these products. Effective collection, reuse and recycling systems ensure that this discarded equipment does not overwhelm our landfills and other waste management systems. You can help reduce electronic wastes and protect the environment by making responsible decisions when your electronic products reach their end-of-life. To help, APC by Schneider Electric offers environmentally sound product take back and recycling programs to our consumer and business customers.
Below you will find options to recharge your existing UPS or recycle using “green” alternatives to dispose of your old UPS or upgrade to a new UPS. Additionally, you can view the details of our Sustainability Program.
Option 1: Replacement Battery Cartridges (RBC)
If it has been 3 years, your old UPS may need a recharge. Replace those old UPS batteries with genuine APC replacement Battery Cartridges (RBCs) and get free return shipping of your old batteries, not to mention an eco-friendly disposal.
Option 2: Recycle your UPS and batteries
If your battery part number begins with RBC, you can contact our support team to arrange free pickup.
An alternative way to dispose your dead batteries or old single-phase UPS (up to 20kg each) is to drop it off at any Office Works store.
Option 3: Upgrade to a new UPS
If your UPS is 5+ years old, consider upgrading to a new UPS with enhanced features! You can use the UPS selector tool to find a suitable UPS quickly, or contact our customer support team for assistance.