Here are our most frequently-asked questions. If you don't find an answer to your question feel free to send us an email enquiry and we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
We operate across the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Just visit the recycling dashboard and you'll get step by step instructions on how to recycle according to what type of items you have.
We've partnered with charity Trees for the Future so that for every cartridge we receive that we can reuse, we plant a tree on your behalf, and 20 trees for every full/unused cartridge that we can reuse.
We actually try to ensure that your cartridges are reused instead of recycled. Reusing (that is, refilling) an empty cartridge, or finding a full cartridge a new life, saves up to 2.5kg (5lbs) of CO2 compared with manufacturing a new cartridge from scratch.
And when we plant a tree with Trees for the Future on your behalf (1 for each reusable empty cartridge received, and 10 for each reusable unused cartridge received), this will absorb an average of 180kg (400lbs) of CO2 over its lifetime.
To keep costs down and ensure that we respond to all enquiries in the order that they were made, we offer support by email only.
Not all cartridges have value, and we need to ensure that the value of your cartridges is enough to cover the costs of collection, and processing, as well as the donation to Trees for the Future.
This means, as with any other destination for your cartridges, we will need some information from you about your cartridges before we can offer a free pickup.
You can check your cartridges quickly and easily online.
But don't worry if we can't take your cartridges to plant trees with Trees for the Future — we'll help you to find alternative recycling options.
I'm afraid we can't reuse these, but we can help you find another free recycling destination for your items.
If possible, please use your own boxes to send these to us — that way you can reuse existing cardboard boxes instead of using new resources, which is much better for the environment and you don't have to wait for us to deliver boxes before your cartridges are collected.
In some circumstances, we can send you shipping cartons if you need them.
I'm afraid we no longer offer these due to cost and complication. Instead, for sending small ink cartridges, please find a strong envelope or Jiffy bag to send your cartridges in, and follow the instructions to print or handwrite the Freepost label from our web site. This way you'll be able to send straight away.
Even better: why not reuse a Jiffy bag that you've received from somewhere else (these are hard to recycle otherwise) and save even more resources!
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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40,510 trees planted
7,292 tonnes of CO2 saved
Stella reused 8 unused cartridges and planted 160 trees. 2 days, 23 hours ago
Helen reused 3 unused cartridges and planted 60 trees. 2 days, 23 hours ago
Jane reused 2 unused cartridges and planted 40 trees. 2 days, 23 hours ago