Recycling printer cartridges

Ink cartridge recycling

Recycling ink cartridges with Cartridgesave.co.uk is easy, free and environmentally responsible. If you have received one of our Freepost bags with your order you can simply put your cartridges in the bag and pop them in the post.

If you do not have a Freepost bag, follow the instructions below:

Ink cartridge recycling instructions

  1. 1
    Place your cartridges in a suitable box
    or reuse the packaging your order arrived in.
  2. 2
    Download your Freepost delivery labels
    Simply click the download button below.
  3. 3
    Affix the label to the outside of your packaging
    and drop them in the post. Please make sure the package is no heavier than 750g.
DOWNLOAD FREEPOST RECYCLING LABEL

Toner cartridge recycling

Toner cartridge recycling instructions

  1. 1
    Place your cartridges in a suitable box
    or reuse the packaging your order arrived in.
  2. 2
    Write the following address on your parcel
    The Recycling Factory
    Marsh Lane
    Boston
    PE21 7TX
  3. 3
    Post your parcel via a courier (such as Royal Mail).
    Unfortunately we do not offer a Freepost service for recycling toner cartridges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send all types of ink cartridges for recycling?

Yes, we accept all types of ink cartridges

Is there a minimum quantity of cartridges I can send you?

No. We have no minimum quantity.

Is there a maximum number of cartridges I can send you?

Our Freepost service allows you to send packages up to 750g. If you have more ink cartridges you wish to send feel free to send them in multiple packages.

Do any of the cartridges you recycle go to landfill?

No, we have a zero landfill policy. This means all plastic, metal and other components are fully recycled. No part of any cartridge will be sent to landfill.

How can I get more information about recycling the packaging I receive from Cartridge Save?

Please visit The Recycling Room for more information by following this link: The Recycling Room.

Any questions?

Call us on 0161 968 5994 or contact us

Proceeds from our recycling scheme help support Book Trust, the UK's largest reading charity.

They work to inspire a love of reading in children because they know that reading can transform lives. Over two million carefully chosen books to children throughout the UK. Every parent receives a Book Trust book in their baby's first year.

Cartridge recycling facts

  • Over 66 million printer cartridges are sold each year in the UK. Only an estimated 15% are recycled or reused. We need you to help us to recycle printer cartridges and increase this figure.
  • Recycled printer cartridges cost up to 80% less than original brand cartridges.
  • Recycling printer cartridges prevents them ending up in landfill.
  • The plastic case of a printer cartridge can take up to 1000 years to decompose.

You can now recycle your old electricals with us!

If you're buying a new electrical item from us, we will recycle your old one for free.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, producers have to register with the Environment Agency, here at Cartridge Save we have offset this obligation by registering with our environmental partner Comply Direct.

Distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's fastest growing waste stream. Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination — harming wildlife and also human health.

We can help

We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us. Please call us on 0161 968 5994 or email support@cartridgesave.co.uk for details on how you can dispose of your WEEE items.

To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.