Ink Cartridge Recycling | Toner Cartridge Recycling

Discarded printer products are a serious problem in landfills: over 1 million used cartridges are thrown away each year! When the replacements are made from virgin materials that adds up a lot of waste - hundreds of thousands of tons of it - and you pay good money for that waste. But don't worry! You can save money by ink cartridge recycling, and you can help the environment by toner cartridge recycling.

Where do I start?

It can take time to save up the necessary number of cartridges to mail to recycling companies. Instead of you saving up cartridges and shipping them to a recycler, we suggest taking them to a place locally and recycle them at your convenience. We have found that there are many places, in the community, that take back used Ink and Toner cartridges. To find the facility closest to you visit and enter what items you are looking to recycle (Ink or Toner) and your zip code. From there it will give you a list of local facilities that will take your used cartridges.

Why should I recycle ink and toner?

When you recycle ink cartridges you avoid the manufacturers' trap that often makes it cheaper to buy a new printer than to buy ink for the one you have. When you recycle ink and toner cartridges, you conserve resources, an average of 3.5 pounds of material each.

Remanufactured cartridges (as opposed to simple refills) begin as high-quality products. When they run dry and are sent for remanufacture, the cartridges are disassembled and inspected. Worn components are replaced, and the cartridges are reassembled, filled, and inspected just as they were when first manufactured. This is doing toner recycling and recycling ink cartridges the smart way!

Printer cartridge recycling saves us money because only the components subject to wear and tear get replaced with new parts; the main body of the cartridge can be reused multiple times. Because of conscientious recycling and purchasing remanufactured cartridges, at Ink Technologies, there are plenty of savings to pass back to you.