Why Recycle Toner Cartridges?
Recycling your used toner cartridges is a highly effective way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill. About 97 percent of each cartridge is made up of recyclable materials, including metal, rubber, paper and foam. Making sure that these materials are reused helps lower the cost of producing new cartridges for manufacturers and keeps their prices more affordable for you.
- More than three quarts of oil are used to produce each laser cartridge.
- The plastic used in each cartridge takes 1,000 years or more to decompose in a landfill.
- 25 million printer cartridges go to landfills each month.
Print cartridges that manufacturers want returned come with a pre-paid label that you can use to return them at no cost to you. All other plastic toner cartridges and bottles can be shipped at your expense to the manufacturer for recycling.
In either case, assure that the items are sealed in a heavy-duty plastic bag then place as many cartridges that will safely fit into a sturdy shipping box. The manufacturer assumes the responsibility and cost for their recycling.
Our vendors accept toner containers for recycling:
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/environment-sustainability-initiatives (all recycling programs)
https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/environment-sustainability-initiatives/toner-cartridge-return-program (toner recycling program)