Lately, Canon has been promoting its new Consumer Products Recycling Program (CPRP?). Unfortunately, their scheme seems a bit complicated and would probably be more popular if it was streamlined some. You need to log on to this website, provide the Canon model name and product serial number and print the UPS shipping label that is given. The shipping & recycling is not free, it goes from $6 to $36 depending on the size and weight of the product. The obvious way to make the process more appealing would be to include that amount in the initial price of the product so that recycling it at the end of its life-cycle seems free (or even add a deposit to be returned?). I think something similar is being proposed by the European Union and some Asian countries.