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Recycle Your Used Empty Cartridges


Why Recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK's fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.


We Can Help

Cartridges are now classified as electrical equipment and used cartridges as waste electrical equipment or WEEE. You can now recycle your used empty inkjet and toner cartridges with us. To do this you can either return them to your nearest Cartridge World store or alternatively, go to the following website:

To remind you that your cartridges can be recycled, they will now be marked with a crossed out wheelie bin symbol:


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. Those establishing their own take‐back scheme must, as a minimum, offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take-back of their old electricals on a like for like basis.