Recycling Empty Ink and Toner Cartridges

See below for the best ways to recycle both ink and toner cartridges in the UK. Every cartridge kept away from landfill is a step in the right direction so thank you for taking the time to help us.

In addition to the free recycling bags we include with orders we also meet with recyclers around the country to discuss recycling best practices and the services they offer. All this to ensure the greenest practices which are free to use & have a “zero-landfill” policy.

Ink Cartridge Recycling

Recycling Scheme On Hold At present.

Due to changes in the market we are unable to offer free recycling for all ink cartridges. This page will be updated shortly.

How to recycle Ink Cartridges

  1. Package your cartridges securely in a suitable box.
  2. Click the button above to download your Freepost delivery labels
  3. Affix the labels to the outside of your packaging and drop them in the post

And congratulations, you’ve kept a cartridge away from landfill!

NOTE: Epson Ink Cartridges

Epson ink cartridges are essentially plastic-containers for your ink, and can simply be recycled in Plastic Recycling boxes. Epson cartridges should not go through this scheme, thanks!

Toner Cartridge Recycling

Due to transport and processing costs there is no single recommended toner recycling scheme available right now.

We're working hard to find one but until then we'd suggest checking local charities and libraries who may have collection boxes.

Recycling Original Toner Cartridges

If you're using genuine manufacturer toners the majority of brands have their own recycling schemes which we have listed information for below.

Recycle With Manufacturers

If you'd rather use your Manufacturer recycling scheme we've listed all of the available ones below. We add and update them as details change so enjoy and keep up the good cartridge-recycling work!

Please note that you can only recycle genuine cartridges through these schemes, and they need to be the same manufacturer of the scheme you are using. So only send HP cartridges through HP's scheme for example.

Brother Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges, printers

Brother have one of the simplest recycling schemes available. Visit the link below, fill in the relevant recycling form and they'll send you a pre-labeled envelope to post your item back in. The scheme supports both Inkjet and Toner recycling, as well as Brother printers, so there's no reason not to use it.

Brother Cartridge Recycling

Canon Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Canon's cartridge recycling scheme has been around since 1990 and accepts a limited selection of Toners and Inks. Visit the link below, select your type of cartridge and check the cartridges you want to use are accepted in the scheme. You'll need at least 5 cartridges to use the scheme, otherwise it's easy peasy.

Canon Cartridge Recycling

Dell Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Dell recycling has always been simple, and most of the genuine Dell cartridges you purchase will already include pre-paid recycling bags. If you've misplaced yours though just head to the link below and follow the easy instructons to get your cartridges recycled for free.

Dell Cartridge Recycling

Epson Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

Epson have a scheme designed around how many printers you own. Supporting both single-printer owners and those with over 10 Epson machines, you can even recycle from the large format Epson printers. Have your Epson printer model to hand and you're good to go.

Epson Cartridge Recycling

HP Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, toner cartridges

HP's scheme requires you to register before recycling anything, giving you the ability to then request postage-paid labels for both toner and ink cartridges. This scheme has the added advantage you can recycle just one cartridge at a time instead of having to stockpile them if you're a home user, or arrange bulk returns for bigger businesses.

HP Cartridge Recycling

Konica Minolta Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Konica Minolta provide a free recycling service for their toner cartridges, but not for any other consumables at the moment such as drums.

Konica Minolta Cartridge Recycling

Kyocera Mita Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges, Waste Toner Bottles

Kyocera Mita provide freepost details in the packaging of any genuine toner/waste bottle you purchase, so you should already have the details you need. All that's left to do is filling in a form at the below page to request an RMA code.

Kyocera Mita Cartridge Recycling

Lexmark Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Ink cartridges, Toner cartridges, Printers

Lexmark have a cartridge collection program found at the below link for different sized businesses. It boils down to different sized boxes you store your empty cartridges in before arranging a collecton. If you're looking to recycle ink cartridges, each time you purchase a Lexmark original you will find freepost details included in the box!

Lexmark Cartridge Recycling

Oki Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges, Imaging drums, Fuser Units, Transfer Belts, Waste Bottles, Ribbons

Oki enable you to recycle pretty much anything and everything that goes into your printer. You can select either a freepost service for returns up to 5kg or weight, or heavier users can opt for an equally-free recycling bin programme.

Oki Cartridge Recycling

Panasonic Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts:T oner cartridges

Panasonic provide freepost recycling details in all of their genuine toner packaging so you should already have the details you need. If you misplace them you can request more freepost details at their link below.

Panasonic Cartridge Recycling

Ricoh Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Recycling cartridges in the UK through Ricoh is a lot easier than it used to be. Previously it cost you upwards of £30 per box of cartridges! Now you can just register at the below link to get access to freepost details, far more environmentally (and financially) friendly.

Ricoh Cartridge Recycling

Samsung Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Samsung used to have the snappiest recycling program name, S.T.A.R., standing for Samsung Takeback And Recycling Program. So S.T.A.R.P., but that's not as catchy. HP purchased their printing division though, so now the Samsung cartridge recycling scheme goes through HP's with a far less exciting name.

Samsung Cartridge Recycling (provided by HP)

Xerox Printer Cartridge Recycling

Accepts: Toner cartridges

Xerox's "Green World Alliance" gives you free recycling for your toner cartridges. Simply visit the link, select your relevant printer and consumables and you'll get easy and clear instructions to start recycling.

Xerox Cartridge Recycling

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