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How To Recycle Your Ink Cartridges?

Recycling is part of a new world as we are seeing more ways in which we can not only help the environment but help ourselves in the process. Ask yourself the question do I recycle?


Do You Really Recycle?

Most households recycle some parts of the waste but we can pretty much recycle most things if we wanted too. One of the most items that is not recycled is the humble ink cartridge, it seems simpler to just throw away your ink cartridge in the bin and be done with, but how about if we told you another that you could make some pocket money out of? Or even help a charity?

So instead of being one of the 350,000,000 people that throw away recyclable ink cartridges, you can save some money or help someone in need. Think about it, if you were given 1p for each of the cartridges you recycled in the world you would be a millionaire by now!


Simple steps to recycling your printer ink cartridges:

  1.  Take your empty ink cartridges ( as many as you can find from friends, family, work or school) and place them so you can fill up a show box, this way you’ll get more in a quicker period as most companies will only pay after a target price has been reached.
  2. Check that all the cartridges in your shoe box can be recycled, most companies will have a price list or cartridge list to check all your inks on, this way you can avoid losing money as they will charge for cartridges that they don’t recycle (All Epson, Kodak, Brother and toner cartridges generally can’t be recycled).
  3. Send your shoe box to the appropriate company, obviously the best company we think is Simply put your account number on the outside of the box and also on the inside on a piece of paper just in case. Otherwise if you want to donate to Cancer Research then leave it blank.
  4. Send via the freepost address (yes most companies will get your cartridges off you for free) or if your shoe box is heavy get in contact with the company and arrange a courier collection right to your door.


It’s done! Simple and as easy as putting your rubbish in the bin, although this way you can save the life of your ink cartridge and feel happy about it rather than it taking between 450 and 1000 years to decompose. For more information on recycling ink cartridges check

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