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>> Recycling


Printer Cartridge Recycling - Keep your cartridges out of oceans and landfills

Instructions for recycling printer cartridges

1.Put your cartridges in an appropriate box

or reuse the packaging your order came in.

2.On your package, write the following address:

InknToner UK Recycling
61 East Barnet Road

3. Send your package via a courier service like Royal Mail.

We can only provide a Freepost service for certain types of cartridges (listed below). Otherwise you will have to pay for the postage.

Which cartridges can I send with Freepost service

In partnership with the charity Caring for Kids, Ink nToner UK can provide freepost service for the following original cartridges. For all other cartridges please send via your own postage.

HP 303 Black Ink Cartridge (T6N02AE)

HP 303 Colour Ink Cartridge (T6N01AE)

HP 303 Black & Colour Combo Pack Ink Cartridges (3YM92AE)

HP 305 Black Ink Cartridge (3YM61AE)

HP 305 Colour Ink Cartridge (3YM60AE)

HP 305 Black & Colour Combo Pack Ink Cartridges (6ZD17AE)

Canon PG-545 Black Ink Cartridge (8287B001)

Canon PG-545XL Black High Capacity Ink Cartridge (8286B001)

HP 62XL Black High Capacity Ink Cartridge (C2P05AE)

HP 62XL Colour High Capacity Ink Cartridge (C2P07AE)

HP 62XL Colour High Capacity Ink Cartridge (C2P07AE)

HP 62XL Black & Colour Combo Pack High Capacity Ink Cartridges (C2P05AE & C2P07AE)

HP 62 Black Ink Cartridge (C2P04AE)

HP 62 Colour Ink Cartridge (C2P06AE)


Call us on 020 8216 5571 or email us to order postage-paid envelopes or labels to return your cartridges by post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I recycle all sorts of printer cartridges?

Yes, we take cartridges from all brands of printers.

Is there a limited number of cartridges I can send to you?

No, there is no minimum quantity that you can send to us.

Do any of the recycled cartridges end up in landfills?

No, we have a zero landfill policy. This indicates that all of the plastic, metal, and other parts are recycled completely. No component of any cartridge will be thrown away.

Is it free to recycle?

We can pay for certain cartridges for your freepost label. Get in touch with us and we will send you a freepost label if we can. Otherwise you will have to pay for the postage to send it to us and we will recycle them for free.

Why should I recycle printer cartridges?

Recycling printer cartridges helps reduce the amount of electronic waste in landfills, conserves natural resources, and minimises energy consumption required to manufacture new cartridges. It's an eco-friendly choice that contributes to a more sustainable future.

What types of printer cartridges can I recycle?

We accept a wide range of printer cartridges for recycling, including inkjet and laser cartridges from various brands. Our recycling program is designed to accommodate different types and models.

How does your cartridge recycling program work?

Our cartridge recycling program is simple. You can send us your used cartridges using our freepost labels/envelopes or via your own postal method. Once received, we ensure proper sorting and processing to maximise recycling efforts.

What do you do with the recycled cartridges?

Recycled cartridges are carefully disassembled, and their components are sorted. Materials like plastic, metal, and toner residues are separated for appropriate recycling or disposal. This process helps recover valuable resources and reduces waste.

Can I recycle cartridges that are not from your brand?

Absolutely. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our brand. We welcome cartridges from various manufacturers, promoting responsible recycling regardless of the source.

Is your recycling process environmentally friendly?

Yes, our recycling process adheres to environmentally friendly practices. We ensure that cartridges are processed in a way that minimizes harm to the environment and maximises the recovery of valuable materials.

What impact does cartridge recycling have on the environment?

Cartridge recycling significantly reduces the strain on landfills and conserves resources needed to manufacture new cartridges. By participating in recycling, you're directly contributing to a reduction in waste and energy consumption.

Do you offer any incentives for recycling cartridges?

Yes, we often offer incentives such as discounts on future purchases or loyalty rewards for customers who participate in our cartridge recycling program. It's our way of encouraging sustainable practices.

How can I get involved in your cartridge recycling program?

Participating in our cartridge recycling program is easy. You can visit our website to learn more about the process and request shipping labels. We're dedicated to making recycling accessible to everyone.

What sets your cartridge recycling program apart from others?

Our commitment to environmental sustainability is at the core of our cartridge recycling program. We prioritise responsible processing, offer convenient solutions for customers, and collaborate with partners who share our vision for a greener future.

Can businesses also participate in your cartridge recycling program?

Absolutely, our recycling program is open to both individuals and businesses. We understand the importance of corporate responsibility, and our program can be tailored to accommodate larger quantities of cartridges.

How can I ensure my personal data is secure when recycling printer cartridges?

We take data security seriously. Before recycling, ensure you remove cartridges from any devices and follow any provided instructions to clear personal data. If you have concerns, contact our customer support for guidance.

How do I start the cartridge recycling process with your company?

To start recycling your printer cartridges with us, simply visit our website and follow the instructions provided for shipping or dropping off cartridges. If you have any questions, our customer support team is here to assist you.

Any questions?

Call us on 020 8216 5571 or email us

Some facts about cartridge recycling

  1. Resource Conservation: Recycling just one ton of printer cartridges can save approximately 3.5 barrels of oil and prevent the release of around 2,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. E-Waste Reduction: Over 375 million ink and toner cartridges are discarded each year, contributing to electronic waste (e-waste). Recycling these cartridges helps divert e-waste from landfills and reduces the burden on our environment.
  3. Material Reuse: Cartridges are made up of various components, including plastic, metal, and electronic elements. Recycling cartridges allows these valuable materials to be extracted, processed, and repurposed for manufacturing new products.
  4. Energy Savings: Recycling cartridges requires less energy than producing new ones from raw materials. The energy saved from recycling cartridges can power homes, run vehicles, or contribute to other important needs.
  5. Conservation of Water: Manufacturing cartridges consumes significant amounts of water. By recycling cartridges, we reduce the demand for fresh water used in the production process.
  6. Landfill Impact: Cartridges can take hundreds of years to decompose in landfills due to their complex composition. By recycling, we help minimise the long-lasting environmental impact of these discarded products.
  7. Job Creation: The recycling industry supports numerous jobs, from collection and transportation to processing and manufacturing. Recycling cartridges contributes to employment opportunities within local communities.
  8. Closing the Loop: Some manufacturers incorporate recycled materials into their new cartridge production. This "closed-loop" approach helps reduce the need for newly acquired materials and lessens the overall environmental footprint of cartridge manufacturing.
  9. Global Impact: Cartridge recycling isn't limited to a single region. It's a global effort that contributes to reducing electronic waste and promoting sustainability worldwide.
  10. Easy Accessibility: Many printer manufacturers and office supply retailers offer convenient cartridge recycling programs, making it accessible for individuals and businesses to participate in recycling efforts.
  11. Economic Benefits: Recycling cartridges can lead to cost savings for both manufacturers and consumers. Reusing materials reduces the need for expensive extraction and processing of raw resources.
  12. Educational Opportunity: Promoting cartridge recycling provides an opportunity to educate individuals and communities about the importance of responsible waste management and environmental supervision.
  13. Innovative Solutions: As technology advances, innovative methods for recycling cartridges are being developed, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the recycling process.
  14. Reducing Toxins: Some printer cartridges contain hazardous materials that can have a nasty impact on the environment if not properly managed. Recycling prevents these toxins from contaminating soil and water sources.
  15. Corporate Social Responsibility: Many businesses recognise the importance of incorporating sustainable practices into their operations. Implementing cartridge recycling programs aligns with corporate social responsibility goals and demonstrates commitment to environmental wellbeing.

With us, you can finally recycle your used cartridges easily!

We will recycle your old printer cartridges for free even if you don't purchase anything from us.

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations in the UK cover the management and disposal of various electronic products, including printers and their components like cartridges. These regulations aim to minimise the environmental impact of electronic waste by promoting recycling, reusing, and proper disposal. Manufacturers and retailers of electronic products, including printer cartridges, are generally required to participate in a producer compliance scheme, which ensures that a certain percentage of their products are collected, recycled, and properly managed at the end of their life cycle.

Why recycle?

Recycling your cartridges is a simple yet impactful way to contribute to a healthier environment. Each year, millions of ink and toner cartridges are discarded, adding to the growing issue of electronic waste. By choosing to recycle your cartridges, you're diverting these items from landfills and reducing the demand for new materials. Recycling conserves resources, reduces energy consumption, and minimises the pollution that comes from manufacturing new cartridges. Furthermore, many cartridges can be refurbished and refilled, extending their lifecycle and saving valuable resources. Your commitment to cartridge recycling helps conserve raw materials, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and promotes a more sustainable future for our planet. Join the movement to make a positive environmental difference by recycling your cartridges today.

We can help

Put your empty cartridges to good use by sending them our way for recycling. We've streamlined the process to make it easy for you to contribute to a more sustainable world. Simply package up your empty cartridges and send them to us – we'll take care of the rest. Our recycling initiative ensures that these cartridges are properly repurposed, reducing waste and conserving valuable resources. Join us in making a positive impact on the environment. Send in your empty cartridges today and be part of the solution! There is now a crossed-out wheeled bin emblem on the equipment to serve as a reminder that used electrical equipment can be recycled. Please don't put any any of your cartridges in your bin, even if they are denoted by the crossed-out wheeled bin emblem.

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