Recycling Printer Cartridges FAQ Page
What type of company do you collect from?
Different companies use different types of cartridges, making it important for collectors to visit as wide a range of businesses as possible to obtain a good variety of cartridges.
This could mean anything from calling on a small solicitors' office and collecting half a dozen inkjet cartridges a month, to large multinational companies and collecting a pallet every month.
How much will Community Appeal charities receive?
The amount donated for each cartridge varies, depending on the type of cartridge; it can be anything up to £2.00 per item.
Will it cost me anything to participate?
No, the programme is completely free of charge to companies wishing to recycle their empty printer cartridges. The supply of collection boxes and freepost envelopes is free as are collections.
Will approval be required from the Environment Agency?
Community Appeal is registered as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency and, as such, our collectors fully comply with the legal requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
We can supply a Waste Transfer Note, valid for 12 months and a copy of our Waste Carriers licence.
Which cartridges do you accept?
We recycle all brands and models of printer cartridge, the only exceptions are items from a photocopier, toner bottles and Epson inkjet cartridges. These items are purely plastic tanks in which to hold ink or toner and have no recyclable parts.
Can you use freepost envelopes to recycle Toner Cartridges?
Due to the size and weight of toner cartridges the cost of the postage outweighs any benefit to the charity. You can save toner cartridges to give to your Community Appeal collector.
Do you have a larger envelope to return Inkjet Cartridges?
No, if you have a lot of inkjets please save these items and give to your Community Appeal collector – it is much more cost effective.
Do you recycle any other items?
Our recycling service covers inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and fuser units. As we dedicate ourselves to only recycling these items we are able to make a greater donation to your Community Appeal charity.
Do you recycle mobile phones?
We operate a dedicated Mobile Phone Buy-Back Programme where you can earn cash back from your old mobile phones AND help to raise valuable extra funds for your local Community Appeal charity.