Business Recycling Scheme

  • Become a ‘Greener’ workplace?
  • Help raise money for charity?
  • Did you know that cartridges thrown away take 1000 years to decompose. More than 40 million cartridges are dumped each year in the UK
  • At ‘Empties Please’ we buy your used cartridges, recycle them and then donate the money raised to charity!
  • Call us on 0844 879 7179

We specialise in recycling used ink cartridges. Our aim is to help businesses become more environmentally friendly and raise money for Charity at the same time. We will collect your used ink cartridges and donate the money raised to Alder Hey Children’s Charity OR a charity of your own choice.

We will pay you £1 for an original manufacturer cartridge** and 50p for a remanufactured cartridge** We’ll collect HP except 364 small chip, Lexmark, Dell and any Canon labeled – PG37, PG40, PG50, PG510, PG512, PG540, PG545, CL37, CL38 CL41, CL51, CL52, CL511, CL513, CL541 and CL546.

The scheme is really simple and easy to do:

  • We supply you with a recycle bin and starter pack
  • You choose ‘Alder Hey Children’s Charity’ OR a charity of your own choice
  • There are posters to display in and around your business and offices
  • Once your bin is full contact ‘Empties Please’ to collect it free of charge and drop off a new recycle bin
  • We process the cartridges at our warehouse
  • We send you a certificate and make the payment directly to your good cause

Our chosen charity is Alder Hey Children’s Charity. We would be extremely grateful if you chose to donate the money you raise to their good cause, although you are very welcome to choose a charity of your own choice.

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 270,000 children, young people and their families every year.  At Alder Hey they run the biggest and busiest children’s Emergency Department in the UK treating nearly 60,000 children every year.  The hospital also operates as a Major Trauma Centre.

Innovation in Care – Alder Hey in the Park

As a world leader in healthcare and research, Alder Hey is building something amazing, a brand new Hospital, Alder Hey in the Park, with a design inspired by children. A hospital built entirely in a park is something new in the treatment and care of children. It’s not just a first for the UK, there’s nothing like it anywhere in Europe. It is an ambitious and radical vision to redefine what a hospital is and how it relates and interacts with its patients, visitors and environment.

The new Alder Hey aims to provide an improved clinical service, based on effectiveness and efficiency. The parkland will be used creatively as an integral part of the ‘clinical space’, to deliver rehabilitation services to our patients.

You can find the virtual tour of the new hospital, Alder Hey in the Park at

Alder Hey Children’s Charity

A £30 million appeal has been launched to raise funds for life-saving medical equipment, arts and play activities and for vital research. The current Alder Hey is 100 years old in 2014 and the opportunity to build a new hospital will not come round again for at least another century. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children across the UK both now and in the future. A number of opportunities have been identified where charitable funding can make a demonstrable difference to the hospital by enhancing the design and providing additional innovative services which are both clinical and patient focused.

At Alder Hey children inspire them to be remarkable each and every day. They stand at the heart of everything they do, driving them to deliver the best care every time, and to bring innovation that changes lives.  Watch their inspiring new video and see for yourself at

Charity Registration number – 1049275

* We are unable to recycle and pay the following INK and TONER cartridges –

  • Epson
  • Brother
  • Kodak
  • HP 364 small chip ink cartridges
  • Canon individual colour ink tanks
  • Any toner cartridge

From 2nd March 2015 unfortunately we will be unable to recycle and pay for the following HP INK cartridges – HP 364, HP 363, HP 88, HP 920, HP 940, HP 10, HP 11, HP 13 and HP 14.

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