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Buy printer cartridges from our website to receive your free recycling satchel.
Load empty cartridges
Collect a minimum of 8 empty ink cartridges before you send for recycling.
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Recycle cartridges free
Drop off your recycling satchel free of charge and repeat the process. It's that simple!
Help us ensure 100% of all printer cartridges are recycled.
Free ink cartridge recycling - The missing component of closing the loop.
reusable plastic40 tons
saved oil1M litres
reusable aluminum9,569 kgs
Co2 emissions862M kgs
Up to 97% of all printer cartridges can be broken down and used for other materials. A good example of this is that local state governments use certain parts of printer cartridges to build and repair your local roads.
All genuine (OEM) ink cartridges that have been purchased through CartridgesDirect. Should you have 3 or more toner cartridges each month, you can also arrange for a free of charge collection box from Cartridges 4 Planet Ark. If you have purchased non-geniune ink cartridges, these cannot be recycled.
While reusing printer cartridges will generate less waste, they can only be refilled two or three times and therefore you will end up having to recycle your printer cartridges regardless. Once you have exhausted the number of times you have refilled your cartridges, be sure to recycle them through the appropriate channels when they reach end of life.
Like most things in life, there are associated costs with recycling printer cartridges. Rather than passing these costs onto you, CartridgesDirect is funding this scheme and by returning at least 8 printer cartridges, you are helping us to reduce the cost for recycling satchels and postage.
Disappointingly, manufacturers of non-genuine cartridges do not invest in the ethical disposal of their products and therefore do not receive the same benefits. We recommend that you always purchase genuine ink cartridges from reputable suppliers.