Plant a Forest by Donating Full Cartridges

Do you have surplus, full cartridges for an old printer that broke down (or was upgraded)? Or unused cartridges you want to donate because you ordered the wrong model number? We'll find a new home for them by reusing them, and help the environment & charity by planting trees.

Donate to Plant Trees

We plant 20 trees on your behalf with our partner charity Trees for the Future for every unused cartridge we can reuse, and 2 trees for every eligible empty cartridge.


empty = 2

unused = 20 s

Free and Easy

You'll get a free pickup or local drop-off option for your unused cartridges, and Freepost and collection services for empty cartridges.

Reverse Your CO2 Footprint

Each tree planted absorbs an estimated 280kg of CO2, and 1 cartridge reused saves up to 3 liters of oil.

Recycle Any Cartridge

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

Help us plant a whole forest with your cartridges!

Please send us a message with details of your unused cartridges — and telephone number and company name — and we'll get in touch with next steps about our service.

Printing has significant costs on our environment — since 2015 CartridgeForest helps you reduce your carbon footprint by reusing your new and unused cartridges, and helping to plant an entire forest of trees!

  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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  2021 Updates

  47,216 trees planted

  8,500 tonnes of CO2 saved

  over 100,000s total to date!

  Recent Recycling Activity

  Theresa reused 1 unused cartridges and planted 20 trees. 2 days, 11 hours ago

  Lesley reused 2 unused cartridges and planted 40 trees. 2 days, 11 hours ago

  Jillian reused 5 unused cartridges and planted 100 trees. 3 days, 6 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!