What to do with your used inkjet cartridges?

There are two choices open to you. Give them to an organisation or charity so that they can sell them and make money. Or you can refill them and use them again yourself.

Below is a list of a few organisations and charities who are collecting empty inkjet cartridges. If you would like to find out more about refilling your own cartridges, then click here.

Against Breast Cancer Against Breast Cancer is collecting old mobile phones and both inkjet and laser cartridges to recycle and raise funds for our research projects into breast cancer, diet, lifestyle and natural immunity.

Would you or your business be able to help us by donating any old mobile phones or printer cartridges? We can provide freepost poly bags, or boxes for larger numbers of cartridges. Please call 0870 7744288 or e mail info@aabc.org.uk for further information and the materials to get you started!


Office Green Technologies collect & recycle toner and inkjet printer cartridges, mobile phones, computer equipment and fluorescent tubes. Not only are we fully compliant with the WEEE Directive and Hazardous Waste Regulations, we can help you raise funds through our printer cartridge and mobile phone recycling programmes.
Office Green Technologies
6 Prospect Way
CM13 1XA
T: 01277 237 740

Cartridge SAVE - Believe that no business can remain in the dark about recycling and the effects of waste on the planet's resources. So we're encouraging people all over the UK to think about recycling and to make sure they're recycling their cartridges with Cartridge SAVE. Funds from this exciting new initiative will go towards supporting The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Recycling Appeal - Welcome to the Recycling Appeal, home of printer cartridge and mobile phone recycling for charity. Here you will find information on how you can recycle your used inkjet, toner cartridges and unwanted mobile phones to help raise thousands of pounds for charities throughout Europe. Funding your charity through recycling is free - we give you money for old mobile phones and print cartridges. Many charities are already earning cash with us, including: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, RSPB, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RNIB, NIHC and the Hospice Foundation (partnered with Tesco Ireland).

Cartridges4charity.co.uk - Helping to raise funds and awareness for smaller charities through the recycling of printer cartridges and mobile phones.

Collect4 - provides a sustainable revenue stream for educational establishments (nurseries, schools, colleges and universities) and charitable organisations. The Collect4 Scheme operates nationwide, paying cash in exchange for empty printer cartridges which are then recycled. Please take a look at the following websites for details as to how you can become involved with Collect4:

www.collect4school.co.uk (nurseries and schools)
www.collect4uni.co.uk (universities and colleges)
www.collect4charity.co.uk (charities)
www.collectatwork.co.uk (how you can collect for education/charity at work)

Recycool - recycling mobile phones and empty printer cartridges to raise money for schools and nurseries. Enterprise, citizenship and teaching resources, tied in with the curriculum can help your school or nursery to fund any number of projects - we give you cash for your used cellphones, toner, laser and inkjet cartridges. Recycool helps children understand the environment, and is based around Young Enterprise and EcoSchools.

RNIB - Royal National Institute of The Blind collect inkjet cartridges (NO Epson), laser toner cartridges, fax toner cartridges, photocopier toner cartridges, mobile phones, coins and stamps.

RNIB, 105 Judd Street, LONDON, WC1H 9NE
Tel/Fax: 01342 822210
Email: Adrienne.Buckley@rnib.org.uk
URL: www.rnib.org.uk/recycle

Child Advocacy International - They will be sold on to raise money for sick children and reconditioned to save the environment. All types of inkjets required except Epson as they sadly cannot sell these on. Sending 2 or 3 inkjets at a time saves on postage. Please note they cannot accept laser printer cartridges.

Post your inkjets to: - FREEPOST Child Advocacy International

Mark your envelope 'inkjets' OR, if you have more than 30, call 01782 712599 to arrange a FREE courier collection.

Cartridge Co recycle your empty inkjet and toner cartridges and get paid. Prices change monthly so check the website for details.

www.multi-ink.co.uk - based in Barrow in Furness, South Cumbria, offering to refill customers own HP and Lexmak cartridges at upto half the cost of replacements.
Address: College House, Howard Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1NB
Phone: 01229 433055

EmptyCartridge Ltd - based in Guildford, Surry can recycle your inkjet and laser cartridges. They will even send you a cheque, if you send them a large enough quantity!
Phone: 01483 577747
Fax: 01483 577748
Email: information@emptycartridge.co.uk
Web: www.emptycartridge.co.uk

Cartridge Express Recycling Ltd - Printer Cartridge recycling and mobile phone recycling to help benifit charity. Cartridge Express Recycling recycles unwanted printer cartridges and mobile phones in the UK.
Address: Unit 5, Leathley House, Butterly Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1AW
Phone: 0113 242 89 35
Email: cash4carts@cartridgeexpress.net
Web: www.lampuki.com/printer_cartridge_recycling

Environmental Protection Services - We buy back empty Printer & Fax Cartridges. Our services are free to those who partcipate. Money raised can be donated to charity, school, local community group etc. Address: 7B Macpherson Robertson Way, Mildenhall, Suffolk IP28 7RS
Phone: 07971 182 607
Fax: 01638 717 591
Email: info@enironmentalprotectionservices.org
Web: www.environmentalprotectionservices.org

The RABBITT Recycling Scheme
Three of the country's market leaders in recycling have joined forces to provide a one stop service for the recycling of electrical/electronic office waste, The RABBITT Recycling Scheme.

Worktwice Marketing Ltd, G & P Batteries Ltd and Mercury Recycling Ltd have put a scheme together for a single point collection and recycling of Toner and Inkjet cartridges, all types of batteries, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, mobile phones and obsolete computer hardware.

RABBITT = Recycle All Batteries Bulbs Inkjet Toners & Telephones.

Read their press release... click here.