For consumer purchases, we are pleased to offer the chance to recycle your old printer when purchasing a new item from us.
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge.
As a member of the Distributor Take Back Scheme we can provide information on the availability of facilities local to you where you can return your WEEE free of charge. Alternatively, you can also find a local facility on the following page:
A return address can be provided upon request, and we also offer a collection service starting from £20 plus VAT. To obtain an accurate quote for the collection of your old device, please send us your Printerland order number, along with the make and model of your old printer to email@example.com
You can also discuss recycling your old printer when making your purchase over the phone, please speak to one of our experts for details on how to dispose of your WEEE item with us.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed‐out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
For business customers, should you have any questions on how to recycle your old printer, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we will be happy to help
Manufacturer Recycling Programmes
Brother’s recycling programme allows customers to send used toner cartridges and ink cartridges back to them at no cost.
For Genuine Brother Toner Recycling three options are available to choose from; free postal return for up to 4 toners, a free drop-off box for up to 12 toners, and free courier collection for any more than 12 toners.
To recycle your Genuine Brother Ink Cartridges simply complete the recycling form available here and Brother will send you a free, pre-labelled envelope. When this arrives, simply place your empty ink cartridges inside and take it to your local post office.
Canon’s Cartridge Recycling Programme
Canon offers a free recycling programme for all genuine Canon ink and toner cartridges.
Whether you wish to return individual toner cartridges (up to 10 at a time) or a bulk cartridge return – Canon have got you covered. View the toner cartridge return forms here for more information.
Or if you have an used Canon ink cartridges, complete the form available here, and Canon will send you two freepost return envelopes. (Each envelope holds 5 to 10 ink cartridges.)
Epson aim to reduce waste by re-using recycled materials and creating recyclable products – which includes their cartridges.
There are three free of charge options to choose from to recycle your used genuine Epson ink cartridges:
- Return your cartridge to an Epson Express Centre
- Request a free return envelope
- Request a cartridge collection box for higher volumes of ink cartridges
HP Planet Partners Recycling Program
HP focus on recycling computer hardware and empty printing supplies responsibly, so they have created the HP Planet Partners Recycling Programme.
Recycle genuine HP hardware, ink or toner cartridges, HP Large Format media and packaging material at no extra cost. HP also recycle any brand of computer hardware too! Simply choose from the various recycling options via HP’s online ordering tool.
A bulk return service is also available for the recycling of up to 2000 ink cartridges or 300 toner cartridges at a time. Once you’ve received the box, fill it with your used cartridges and request for free collection.
Kyocera’s Toner Take-Back Service
Kyocera have two toner take-back services which are completely free and easy to use.
If you’re a home user or in a very small office, you can return single, empty toners as and when you need to by using a downloadable freepost label.
For medium to large businesses, Kyocera offer toner collection boxes which come in two different sizes; "M" which can hold around 15-20 toners and "L" which can hold from 40 to 50. These can be ordered online with ease, and once they’re full you can use the same online portal to request for collection too.
To find out more about the Toner Take-Back Service click here.
Lexmark Cartridge Collection Programme
Whatever the size of your company, Lexmark have a cartridge collection programme tailored to all your needs.
For small businesses based in the UK with an annual toner consumption of less than 10 cartridges a year, Lexmark offer the EcoBox postal programme. Each small EcoBox can contain up to 5 empty toner cartridges. Once full, all you need to do is seal the lid and take it to your nearest post office.
For medium and large businesses using 10 to over 40 toner cartridges a year, Lexmark offer the Collected by Lexmark programme. The collection programme offers 3 different sized containers, Medium (10 cartridges), Large (15 Cartridges) and Extra Large (40 cartridges). Simply sign up to the programme, order your boxes and request a pickup when the EcoBoxes are fully stocked.
For more information on the collection programme, please click here.
OKI Consumables Recycling
OKI provide two free return services for all genuine OKI consumables, this includes toner cartridges, image drums and fuser units.
OKI’s freepost return service is available for returns which weigh less than 5kg. This can be done in 3 simple steps, place your used consumables in suitable packaging and then print off your free return label. Once attached to the packaging, take it to your nearest post office.
If you have more than 10 items, or consumables which weigh more than 5kg than OKI provide a Recycling Bin Service which is also completely free of charge. Simply order your recycling bin, and then order for collection when it’s full.
Panasonic Take-Back & Recycling
If you have any used Panasonic toner cartridges lying around – recycle them! Panasonic offer a freepost toner recycling service for consumers from the UK, Ireland and many European countries.
All you need to do is fill in the return form and print off the free return label.
To find out more click here.
Xerox Green World Alliance
The Xerox Green World Alliance recycling programme aims to minimise the environmental impact of printing supplies by recycling used supplies.
The process is simple and easy to follow – Select through a menu of Xerox printers and then click the consumable which you’d like to recycle. Simply request a return label, print it off and return the item free of charge by post.
Click Here to recycle your supplies.