Recycling printer cartridges

Printer 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
    Cartridge Save Recycling
    5-6 Gregson Road
    SK5 7SS
  3.  3
    Post your parcel via a courier (such as Royal Mail).
    Unfortunately we do not offer a Freepost service for recycling printer cartridges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I send all types of printer cartridges for recycling?

Yes, we accept all types of printer cartridges.

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

No. We have no minimum quantity.

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

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 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.