Send Unused Cartridges

Please don't send any used cartridges using this service, as this facility does not handle them.

If you have full, unused, surplus or unwanted cartridges for an old printer, or that were mistakenly ordered, we can find a new home for these. For each one that we can reuse we plant 10 trees with Trees for the Future.

By unused, we mean any cartridge that is full and has never been installed into a printer. Ideally, they'll be sent unopened and sealed in their original packaging.

If we can reuse your unwanted unused cartridges we'll collect your cartridges for free from your premises or give you a drop-off option.

Tell Us About Your Cartridges

To help you with these cartridges, we need a bit more information on what you have in order to advise you. For each cartridge type please tell us...

  • Manufacturer, model number and quantity.
  • Are they originals (made by the original printer manufacturer) or 'compatibles' (the refilled or recycled kind made by another brand or company)?
  • Has the outer packaging been opened? — if so, is the cartridge still sealed in some kind of original unopened internal packaging? has it ever been placed in a printer?
  • Small HP ink cartridges? — Please tell us the 'Warranty Ends' / 'Install By' date shown on the back of the box.

Please also include your contact telephone number below.


Can You Take All Unused Cartridges?

We can take most original cartridges, but we need to check what you have first to ensure that we can reuse them, and that we can cover the cost of collection and processing as well as planting trees with Trees for the Future.

Can You Send Me Some Boxes?

Please use your own boxes to send these to us — that way you can reuse existing cardboard boxes, and you'll get them sent more quickly.

Can I Send Empty or Used Cartridges Too?

We can only handle your unused/surplus/full cartridges. If you have any empty/used cartridges, please visit our partner EveryCartridge to find recycling facilities for those.

I Have HP Ink Cartridges. How Do I Check the Expiry Date?

The 'warranty ends' date is shown on the back of the box in this location:

Picture of back of HP ink cartridge box with warranty expiry date highlighted

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  Totals for October 2018

  2,641 trees planted

  475,380kg of CO2 saved

  Site Activity

  Kate recycled 1 empty ink cartridges and planted 1 trees. 4 days, 9 hours ago

  Steve recycled 8 empty ink cartridges and planted 8 trees. 6 days, 9 hours ago

  Deborah recycled 14 empty ink cartridges and planted 14 trees. 1 week, 2 days ago