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Recycle Your Empty Ink Cartridges 




With Cartridge World, recycling ink cartridges is good for the environment, free and simple to do. If you have received one of our Freepost bags with your cartridge delivery simply put your empty cartridges in the bag and pop them in the post.

If you have not received a Freepost bag don't worry. You can still recycle your empty ink cartridges by following the instructions below.


1: Place you empty ink cartridges in suitable packaging.

    Try reusing the envelope your new cartridges arrived in.


2: Download our Freepost label here.

    A new window will open, print in black and white to save your coloured ink.


3: Affix the label to your package.

    Pop in the post and we will do the rest.


Unfortunately we are unable to offer a Freepost service for recycling toner cartridges at this time.


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.

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

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.