recycling printer cartridges
We strive to contribute to the betterment of the environment, and one way we can do so is by recycling printer cartridges. Each cartridge that is diverted from a landfill represents a step towards a sustainable future. We appreciate your effort in helping us achieve this goal, and we thank you for your contribution.
Currently, less than a third of unwanted electrical items are recycled, adding unnecessary e-waste to landfills. As electronics breakdown they release toxic chemicals into the soil, contaminating plants, trees, animals and ultimately, us.
It’s important to us to give our customers the best guidance when it comes to recycling empty cartridges, so we’ve done the hard work for you! Please see below the best three methods we’ve found for recycling your cartridges:
1. RECYCLE WITH ZERO WASTE RECYCLING
Zero Waste Recycling is an environmentally sustainable printer cartridge recycling service that will collect your empty ink and toner cartridges and recycle them for you. Simply pop your cartridges into a box to the maximum weight of 25kg, visit the Zero Waste Recycling website and register your account and arrange a collection for your box / pay any fees required.
Pros: They accept both ink and toner cartridges, whether original, remanufactured or compatible, broken, full, faulty or empty.
Cons: There is a small cost associated with the collection of a box, or if you prefer, you can arrange your own delivery of the box to zero waste recycling. Please note, Dottyink are not affiliated in any way to Zero Waste Recycling and cannot arrange this service on your behalf.
2. RECYCLE WITH THE RECYCLING FACTORY
The Recycling Factory offers a printer cartridge recycling service. Simply visit The Recycling Factory website, register an account and download their free pst label. Pop your cartridges into a box (or the original packaging if you still have this), attach the label to your box and pop the box in the post.
Pros: Not only is it a free service, but they actually pay you for recycling your cartridges with them! Or you can choose to make a donation to one of their charity partners.
Cons: Unfortunately they don’t recycle all cartridges and have a qualifying list of inks that can be recycled. You can find full details in their FAQ.
3. RECYCLE WITH ORIGINAL PRINTER MANUFACTURERS
Most original ink manufacturers have their own recycling schemes, so you can recycle your empty OEM cartridges directly with their brand, in confidence. Their details are listed below:
At Brother, we take our environmental responsibilities seriously, and encourage our customers to do the same by sending us their used printer ink cartridges and toner cartridges for recycling at no cost.
Canon’s toner cartridge recycling programme provides you with a free, easy and environmentally responsible way to recycle your empty Canon toner cartridges.
If it takes 1,000 years or more for one ink or toner cartridge to decompose inside a landfill, doesn’t it make sense to responsibly recycle all of your Dell ink and toner cartridges — for free — with us?
Following Epson’s philosophy towards recycling “To conserve valuable environmental resources and reduce waste we aim to collect and recycle as many products and supplies as possible”, Epson has established the collection and recycling programs for cartridges. The programmes consist of single return (via postal) and bulk return (via box collection programme).
We collect used products for resale and recycling in 76 countries and territories worldwide. We are committed to helping our customers recycle responsibly. Our product recycling goal is to recycle 1.2 million tonnes of hardware and supplies by 2025
Lexmark offers our customers environmentally sound choices for disposal of our end-of-life products and supplies. We continue to develop products, features and solutions that offer our customers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of their printing and imaging activities.
As part of our commitment to protecting the environment, we are pleased to offer our customers free recycling facilities for all genuine OKI Original consumables such as toner cartridges, image drums (EP cartridges), fuser units, transfer belts, waste toner bottles and ribbons.
Thank you for using the HP Planet Partners return and recycling service. Samsung printer cartridges can be recycled through the HP Planet Partners scheme.
Xerox is committed to responsible and environmental business practices. The Xerox Green World Alliance is a valuable recycling program that minimizes environmental impacts of printer supplies and provides options to throwing away empty containers.
Our supplies recycling programs have kept thousands of tons of supplies out of landfills.