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Send Empty Toner / Laser Cartridges

Laser cartridges are normally a foot long and used in office printers and photocopiers and use a toner powder.

We can help you recycle any toner cartridges & try and raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation if possible at the same time.

Some typical empty toner cartridges

If you have any full or unused cartridges, please use our full cartridge service instead.

If you just have ink cartridges (smaller than a clenched fist, used in personal printers and franking machines), please see our ink recycling service for these instead.

  Organise a Collection

Please enter your details so we can contact you to check that we can reuse your items, and to arrange the recycling of your empty laser/toner cartridges.

If we are unable to use your items we'll give you helpful information on alternatives - many of which are free.

Got Questions?

Is There a Minimum?

For a free collection you will need to have at least 15 valuable empty toner cartridges. We will contact you to check the model numbers and quantities of your items to verify they are valuable.

If you have a smaller number, you can wait until you have enough for a collection, or please try our alternative suggestions on our partner site EveryCartridge.

Can you provide Waste Transfer notes?

Yes, these are available on request.

Can You Send Me Some Boxes?

Reusing existing cardboard boxes is even better for the environment, but if you need some sturdy boxes to ship your toners in you may wish to order some large boxes from Viking (£0.01 each plus ~£4 delivery charge).

Can I Send Unused Cartridges Too?

Please don't send full or unused cartridges using this service. Please visit the unused cartridge recycling page instead, as these are handled at a different facility and we can raise much more for the AMF if they are handled this way.

Can I Send Small Ink Cartridges Too?

If you qualify for a free collection you can likely send your ink cartridges at the same time. If you just have ink cartridges, or are not eligible for the free collection, please use the ink cartridge recycling service for your ink cartridges instead.

What Happens If You Can't Recycle My Cartridges?

If we can't raise funds from your cartirdges, our partner will offer a paid-for service that will take care of your environmental obligations, or you can try our alternative suggestions on our partner site EveryCartridge.

Is There Anything I Can't Send?

Please fill in the form and we'll contact you to identify your items.

If you only have compatible / off-brand / remanufactured / recycled cartridges, we will be unable to offer a free service. If you just have a few compatible items, then it may be possible to send these with your original / genuine items if they have enough value.

This service does not accept any toner 'waste cassettes' or 'toner containers', or "toner bottles" that might look like those shown here — these have no significant electronics or mechanical parts and are just hoppers for toner powder:

Miscellaneous types of toner bottles and waste toner cassettes

Problems? Other questions?

If you still have questions, we would love to hear from you.

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  2021 Updates

  5,275 mosquito nets donated

  2,319 cartridges reused

  2,562kg of CO2 saved

  Lifetime Totals

  63,715 mosquito nets donated

  over 100,000 cartridges reused

  over 250 tonnes of CO2 saved

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