How to recycle your old toner and inkjet cartridges

Thursday, March 4, 2021

How to recycle old toner cartridges:

All of the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) will gladly take back and recycle your old empty toner cartridges and imaging drums. You can use the links below to find free post labels to send back your empty toner cartridges and imaging drums and waste bottles


Brother have one of the best toner cartridge and inkjet recycling systems in the UK. Simply click the link provided below, and use the pre-paid label to return your empty toner. Brother accepts both Inkjet and Toner cartridges, they also offer advice on where to recycle you old printers.

Good work – we award them 4 stars…


Were you aware that Canon was the first printer company to launch a toner cartridge recycling programme 30+ years ago in 1990? Visit the link below for free, easy and environmentally friendly way to recycle your empty Canon toner cartridges


From old Dell computers game consoles and toner and ink cartridges – Dell recycles them all for free.

Dell provides prepaid postage labels to make it easy to recycle your used ink and toner cartridges. Print off the label pack them in a box, and put them in the post. Dell will do the rest!


Epson run country specific free recycling schemes. Register and then follow the instructions to get your label. Print and place this return label on the box and mail it via the regular postal system to Epson.


Simply mail it back

Visit HP website and order your postage-paid envelopes or labels to return your HP ink and toner cartridges or Samsung toner cartridges by post.

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Our second favourite printer manufacturer after Brother, offers a great FREEPOST service where items can be returned via the postal service. You can send back OKI Original consumables including toner cartridges, image drums (also called EP cartridges), fuser units, transfer belts, waste toner bottles and ribbons.

PLEASE NOTE: This service is for less than 10 items with a maximum weight of 5kg per package.



(Use the same link as HP – as HP now owns the Samsung printer division)


Xerox recycle their products through there Xerox Green World Alliance programme. You need to visit their site and select your product to get the return label.

  • Place the used cartridge in the bag of the new cartridge and seal the bag with tape.
  • Package the used cartridge between the caps in the box of the new cartridge and seal the box with tape.
  • Submit a Cartridge Return Label Request. The label(s) will be displayed on your screen.
  • Print the label(s) on A4 paper (please use a laser printer) and fold the A4 double (A5). When printing multiple labels please ensure that you use single sided printing.
  • Stick the paper on the box with tape with the return address showing up.
  • Return the box free of charge by post.
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