Yep, that’s right – in cooperation with Zero Waste Recycling, we recycle every single part of an empty cartridge, ensuring that nothing goes to land fill. How green is that?
It's not only ink cartridges we can recycle, but toners and drum units are fine too!
We already send out Freepost returns bags with all orders containing Genuine ink 'tank' style cartridges, now we can go even further to help prevent plastic from ending up in landfill.
Simply complete, download and print the prepaid returns label HERE then just package up your empties, attach the label and drop them into your local Post Office for their return journey to us – it’s that easy!
All we ask is that your cartridges are completely empty, the package dimensions entered are accurate and that they are within the maximum allowed by Royal Mail.
To keep things even greener, we’d recommend you collect a bundle of your empties together before returning them. This helps to keep the impact of transit emissions to a minimum, lessening the carbon footprint even further!
Alternatively, many charities can benefit from the proceeds of recycling ink cartridges and toners. As such, it may be worth checking with your local charity shops if you’d prefer to keep your contribution more local.
Here are just a few ideas for collecting as many empty cartridges as possible:
Many of the Original Equipment Manufacturers also have their own recycling schemes for used ink cartridges and toners if you would prefer to use those. Please be aware that they only accept genuine cartridges and toners rather than any made by a third party or those that have already been remanufactured. Some OEM's also accept used printers on their schemes, but do check the terms and conditions before sending anything!
The 'Brother Earth' recycling scheme provides specific advice on recycling not only your used Genuine Brother ink cartridges and toner cartridges, but your unwanted Brother printers too.
You can also watch a series of videos detailing how Brother are attempting to help the environment by optimising package design, producing low energy standby technology and generally being good eco eggs!
Did you know that Canon has been operating a cartridge recycling programme since 1990 and they are committed to a 'no waste to landfill' policy?
Canon will recycle Genuine Ink Cartridges and Toner Cartridges for free but they do have a list of acceptable cartridges that must be adhered to. The also ask that a minimum of 5 cartridges are sent in their returns bags to cut down on both costs and unnecessary transportation.
Epsons recycling philosophy is "To conserve valuable environmental resources and reduce waste we aim to collect and recycle as many products and supplies as possible"
The Epson recycling programme consists of single return (via postal) and bulk return (via box collection programme) depending on whether you're an individual or a larger organisation.
The 'HP Planet Partners' recycling programme collects used products for resale and recycling in 74 countries and territories worldwide.
As well as Genuine HP Ink and Toner cartridges, they also collect Samsung Toner Cartridges. Once registered, you can arrange for a toner recycling bag or up to 5 ink cartridge recycling bags to be sent to you. Each recycling bag can hold between 5-10 cartridges.
Most Genuine Dell products contain a free recycling bag enabling you to easily return the cartridge you've just replaced. For larger quantities, head to the Dell website where you can print off a label to return up to 300 ink cartridges or 20 toners per box.
Businesses or organisations with much greater usage can also get a pallet collected for free, so there's no excuse not to recycle!
Since HP’s acquisition of Samsung’s global printing business back in 2017, all Genuine Samsung toner recycling is dealt with by them.
Again, they guarantee that no cartridge goes to landfill and the plastic recovered in the process is used to manufacture new Original HP cartridges with the same quality and reliability you have come to rely on with Original HP supplies.