Plant a Forest by Recycling Cartridges

Printing has significant costs on our environment — cartridgeforest aims to recycle your cartridges, reverse your carbon footprint, and plant an entire forest of trees!

Donate for Charity

We plant 2 trees on your behalf with our partner charity Trees for the Future for every cartridge we receive that can be successfully refilled, and 20 trees for every unused cartridge.


ink cartridge = 2

toner cartridge = 2

unused cartridge = 20 s

Over 55,000 trees have been planted to date!

Free and Easy

Printable Freepost labels for ink cartridges, and free collections or local drop-offs for toners.

Reverse Your CO2 Footprint

1 cartridge recycled saves up to 2.5kg in CO2, and 1 tree absorbs 180kg of CO2 in its lifetime on average.

Recycle Any Cartridge

Even if your cartridges aren't eligible, we'll show you other recycling options.

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CartridgeForest Donate Cartridges to Plant a Forest

Since 2015 CartridgeForest has been helping consumers and businesses to donate their used inkjet and empty laser cartridges, full cartridges and mobile phones for recycling. You reduce your carbon footprint, and we plant trees for every reusable cartridges that you send us!

When over 75% of our cartridges end up in landfill, it's vital to change something as they'll take thousands of years to decompose, so we encourage reuse or recycling of cartridges. Refilling cartridges reduces your carbon footprint, as up to 2.5kg of CO2 is saved each time a cartridge is refilled and reused compared to buying a new one.

Whatever you have, we'll help you find a way to recycle it — even if we can't take your particular items — and importantly all our services are free. So we'll offer you a Freepost address, a collection, or a local drop-off site for your items if we can reuse your items.

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  Ready to Recycle?

Recycle for free now — all types of cartridges, mobile phones — help us plant trees, save waste from landfill, and reverse your printing carbon footprint! If we can't use your items to plant trees, we'll help you find a free alternative.

Not ready yet? Register as a recycler so we can keep in touch. You get occasional email updates on sustainable printing, our charity impact, and you'll be reminded to recycle!

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  Fall 2020 Updates

  15,416 trees planted

  2,774 tonnes of CO2 saved

  over 55,000s total to date!

  Recent Recycling Activity

  Naomi reused 7 unused cartridges and planted 140 trees. 3 days, 19 hours ago

  Ruth recycled 10 empty ink cartridges and planted 20 trees. 4 days, 20 hours ago

  Otis reused 34 unused cartridges and planted 680 trees. 5 days, 21 hours ago

  Let's Keep in Touch?

Register as a supporter to get occasional email updates on sustainable printing, our charity impact, and you'll be reminded to recycle!