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Recycling Your Ink and Toner Cartridges

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In an office setting, old printer cartridges can pile up quickly, especially if there is more than one printer in the office. It is important to recycle your old cartridges properly, as millions of toner cartridges end up in our landfills every year. There are many recycling solutions that exist:

Office Supply Stores

There are many office supply stores that will take back your used or spent cartridges. If there is an office supply store nearby in your area, check their website to see if they accept ink and toner cartridges. Most will recycle them for you!

Local Recycling Facility

Finding a local recycling facility is easier than you think! If the neighborhood store isn’t a good option for you, visit Earth911® to find a recycling center near you. All you have to do is type in the material you would like to recycle, such as ink and toner, add your zip code, and the website will lead you to a list of recycling locations in your area.


With the eCycle Group®, you can collect at least 20 items or 20 pounds worth of qualifying products, print off a free shipping label, and send off empty cartridges. Many organizations use the eCycle Group’s services as a fundraising opportunity. The website offers free fundraising tools on its website, including flyer templates and tips. Your cartridges must be on the pre-approved recycling price list and be received in good condition in order to be accepted. Be sure to wrap each cartridge in bubble wrap or newspaper to prevent damage if you are planning on mailing your cartridges. The company only accepts original brand cartridges. Damaged and remanufactured cartridges are not eligible.

Carraway Office Solutions

By recycling your toner and ink cartridges, you can help prevent a huge number of cartridges from ending up in a landfill. Make a difference today! For all your ink and toner needs, visit Carraway Office Solutions. No matter what type of equipment your company uses, Carraway Office Solutions can handle all your Office Automation needs. Just don’t forget to recycle!