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Ingram Micro's New Service Offerings Helps Recycle Unwanted Technology

Ingram Micro Inc, today announced it has expanded the Ingram Micro Outlet, originally introduced in April 2005, and is now offering US solution providers free, environmentally friendly recycling services for qualified cell phones, as well as ink and laser printer and fax cartridges. The new IT services offering, called Ingram Micro Outlet / Recycle, is part of the worldwide IT distributor's ongoing efforts to preserve the environment and further address the growing problem of e-waste.

"Recycling is an environmental responsibility the IT channel must follow through on," says Justin Crotty, vice president, services, Ingram Micro North America. "It is also a smart, simple and free way for our solution providers to add more value in the eyes of their customers and supplement their revenues by recycling the technology they sell and service."

The new Ingram Micro Outlet / Recycle services are designed to help the IT channel "Get Green" in 2007. As part of this ongoing initiative, Ingram Micro solution providers can also use the distributor's existing trade-in program, called Refresh IT, to earn Ingram Micro cash credits for a variety of used, working technology products.

New Recycling Services are Fast, Free and Easy to Use

Like the Ingram Micro Outlet trade-in program, the new recycling services are easy to use. The process consists of four simple steps:
  • The solution provider registers and logs in to the recycling site at (Solution provider must have an Ingram Micro account number to receive a login ID.)
  • After a quick verification process, recycling materials are sent to the solution provider.
  • Empty containers are placed in a prepaid collection box that is collected and returned to the Cartridge Return Center for processing. Pallet pickup is also available.
  • Eligible cartridges are processed at the Cartridge Return Center and the corresponding credit is applied to the solution provider's Ingram Micro account per the outlined terms and conditions.
"The Ingram Micro Outlet and new recycling services are turn-key and require minimal, if any, investment on the part of the solution provider," concludes Crotty. "By leveraging our scale and investing time and resources up front, we've made it easy and even profitable for our solution providers to help protect our environment and recycle."

Pricing and Availability

Ingram Micro Outlet / Recycle services are free to Ingram Micro solution providers in the U.S. Additional efforts by other Ingram Micro regions are being planned and executed around the world.

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