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What to Do with Old Toner Cartridges?

What do you always do with old toner cartridges? Do you know what to do with old toner cartridges? In this post, I will introduce some ways to deal with your old cartridges.

Recycling Printer Cartridges Is Important

Printer cartridges are made of a complex blend of plastic, metal, foam, ink, and toner. It is improtant to recycle printer cartridges is because the materials used to make toner cartridges can be harmful to human health and the environment.

You can’t toss empty printer cartridges in with standard paper and plastic recycling. However, don’t toss them in the trash either.Fortunately, almost 100% of printer cartridge materials can be recycled, which greatly reduces pollutants.

What to Do with Old Toner Cartridges?

Drop them off at the local office supply store

Office supply retailers always gladly take back your used or spent cartridges. It is available to check the website of the office supply store in your area to see if the store accepts ink and toner cartridges.

Consider refilling your original brand ink cartridges

If you have an original brand ink cartridge that you have used just once, with the correct ink refill kit, you can refill and reuse that cartridge.Most of refill kits include a bottle of ink, a syringe, screw tool, plastic gloves and refilling instructions.

Once the cartridge is at capacity, you should be able to reuse the cartridge again and print as expected. You should pay attention that the refill kit must be intended for your specific cartridge series. Please note, ink cartridges can only be refilled a couple of times. Eventually, the print quality will diminish and you have to buy a brand ink new cartridge.

Contact the printer manufacturer

Most companies offer recycling programs for their products, so you can check if they have a recycling program in place.

With so many eco-friendly options available, recycling your printer cartridges can easily become routine. What do you plan to do with your old toner cartridges?


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