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Recycling Printer Cartridges

Cartridge Recycling

Here at TonerGiant we want to do our part with cartridge recycling to help make the world a better place so we don’t imply any restrictions on the types or models of empty printer cartridges that you can recycle with us. So if you have empty cartridges that you’d like to recycle….

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What Happens to empty cartridges

Recycle empty ink cartridges

Recycle empty ink cartridges

Recycling Ink & Toner Cartridges

Recycling empty ink and toner cartridges and reducing the impact on our environment is important to all of us. Over 350 million empty cartridges are thrown away each year and the impact on the planet is frightening.

It’s our aim to provide you with an environmentally friendly opportunity to recycle and reuse your empty ink and toner cartridges, with no limits or restrictions. We believe that the renewal of materials used in manufacturing our products is vital, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because the future of our planet depends on our ability to recycle and reuse what we have created. Together we can start the recovery process and do our bit for the planet.

Recycling your cartridges for the NSPCC

We’re proud to have teamed up with national children’s charity, the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and UK recycling company, The Recycling Factory, to enable you to recycle your ink and toner cartridges. The Recycling Factory will make a donation to the NSPCC for every cartridge that can be successfully recycled.

Every day thousands of children experience terrible abuse and suffer in silence. The NSPCC protect vulnerable children and prevent abuse through its projects and services including ChildLine – the UK’s free, confidential 24-hour helpline and on-line service for children and young people.

There are so many great and worthy charities we could have chosen to support. But the work that the NSPCC undertakes with vulnerable children had a real resonance with the whole TonerGiant team. This is why we’re delighted to contribute all profits from our recycling initiative to the NSPCC.

Gary Flynn

Managing Director

NSPCC Every Childhood is worth fighting for

Registered charity Registered charity number 216401 and SC037717

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What happens to the empty cartridges that we recycle?

Did you know that over 45 million empty cartridges go into UK landfill sites each year, yet it’s estimated that only 15% of those are recycled or reused? Of those cartridges that go into landfill, it can take up to 1000 years for it to decompose. These are scary statistics, and that’s why it’s important for us to act now and work together to do our part for the environment.

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The Recycling Factory have a Zero landfill policy….which means that none of the empty cartridges that you return will go to waste. Here’s what happens to your empty cartridges:

Empty cartridges are collected, then inspected and sorted to determine whether they are suitable to be remanufactured or recycled in a UK factory. Only the best quality empties are reused as remanufactured cartridges.

The empty cartridges are vacuumed and cleaned, making sure no residual ink or powder is left, then critical components are replaced. Cartridges are then refilled and fully print tested before being packed in antistatic bags and protective air bags. All remanufactured cartridges adhere to ISO standards.
Any cartridge not suitable for the re-manufacture process are sent to specialist waste handlers who crush the plastics and recover any component parts. Recovered plastics are then processed in a facility and recycled into new products like ballpoint pens. Recovered toner powder is incinerated to produce energy.
As you can see, every component is recovered and reused and zero items go to landfill! The Recycling Factory have many certifications such as Nordic Swan and Blue Angel to show that all products are dealt with and re-manufactured in environmentally friendly ways throughout the whole life cycle.

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What to do with empty

INK CARTRIDGES

 

Recycling instructions for small quantities:

Recycling your empty ink cartridges is easy, here’s how…

  1. Simply pop your cartridges into a box (or the original packaging if you still have this)
  2. Download and attach our free post label (click the button below to print your label)
  3. Pop the box in the post (Important: please make sure that the box is no heavier than 1kg)

The Recycling Factory will make a donation to the NSPCC for each ink cartridge successfully recycled.

Questions & Answers

Do you restrict the type of cartridges I can send for recycling?
We don’t restrict to specific types of cartridges that you may wish to recycle. We want you to recycle every empty ink cartridge that you have. If you only have a few cartridges, if possible please help the environment by putting them to one side until you have a few more to send…that way we can reduce the number of deliveries sent, and help the environment further!
Do you restrict the number of cartridges I can send for recycling?
Please make sure that the box is no heavier than 1kg. Whilst we want you to recycle every empty cartridge you have, our free-post delivery service has a maximum weight allowance of 1kg. As a guide, an empty ink cartridge is on average 0.04kg so that would allow you to add between 20-30 empty ink cartridges.  Please make sure your box is no heavier so that there aren’t any delivery problems, if you have more, please see the section below.
Can you collect the empty cartridges from me?
If you need to recycle a large number of empty ink cartridges we can send you a recycling box, and once it is full a collection can be arranged. All free of charge of course! The smallest recycle box holds 100 empty ink cartridges. There are some restrictions on the types of empty cartridges that can be placed in the recycle box, but this will be checked with you before a box is sent out. If you think you would be able to fill a recycling box, then contact us on 0845 365 3605 Monday – Thurs 9am to 5:30pm and Friday 10am – 5:30pm and we’ll arrange one to be sent to you.

Download the box label

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What to do with empty

TONER CARTRIDGES

 

Recycling Instructions for toners:

Recycling your empty toner cartridges is easy, here’s how…

  1. Simply pop your cartridges into a box (or the original packaging if you still have this)
  2. Download and attach label (click the button below to print your label)
  3. Add stamps and pop the box in the post

The Recycling Factory will make a donation to the NSPCC for each toner cartridge successfully recycled.

*Please note: If you would like to return a large number of empty toner cartridges, we can provide a recycling bin for you to fill up over time. Find out more in the Q & A section below.

Questions & Answers

Do you restrict the number of cartridges I can send for recycling?
We don’t restrict to specific types of cartridges that you may wish to recycle. We want you to recycle every empty  toner cartridge that you have. If you only have a few cartridges, if possible please help the environment by putting them to one side until you have a few more to send…that way we can reduce the number of deliveries, and help the environment further!
Can you provide a recycle bin / collect the empty cartridges from me?
If you need to recycle a large number of empty toner cartridges we can send you a recycling box, and once it is full a collection can be arranged. All free of charge of course!  There are some restrictions on the types of empty cartridges that can be placed in the box, but this will be checked with before a box is sent out. If you think you would be able to fill a recycling box, If you think you would be able to fill a recycling box, then contact us on 0845 365 3605 Monday – Thurs 9am to 5:30pm and Friday 10am – 5:30pm and we’ll arrange one to be sent to you.

Download the box label

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If you have any questions or would like to contact us about recycling empty ink and toner cartridges, feel free to drop us a line here.