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How to Recycle Printer Catridges

Apr 3, 2009

Most people tend to go through a fair amount of printer cartridges, especially if they have a home office or are the parent of a student. While you may not be able to reduce the amount of ink you go through, you can however find a better way to recycle your used ink cartridges in a way that is both safe and efficient. Take a look at the instructions in the box of your new laser or ink jet cartridge to find out how to recycle your old one. Many companies will provide instructions, packaging materials and free postage if you wish to recycle your old cartridge, which is then refilled and used again, or you can take a look at one of these three options:


1. Get in touch with Eco-Office about recycling and purchasing used cartridges. They will provide lists of companies in your area that will purchase your used cartridge, as well as companies that will provide remanufactured ones.

2. Check out Environmental Laser, at 800-442-8391, for more information on remanufacturing your old laser printer cartridge. Environmental Laser will cross-reference your cartridge with the name of the new one that it will become once it is remanufactured, comparing the differences, if any, between the two.

3. Call the International Cartridge Recycling Association, at 202-857-1154, for more information on recycling your cartridge.