Our 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 the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation OR a charity of your own choice.
What we pay for our Ink and Toner Cartridges…
On 1st June 2016, In-line with current market values, we are introducing a variable price list for empty ink cartridges returned. Some values have increased above the £1 previously offered, and some have decreased.
Unfortunately due to the age of certain cartridges we are no longer able to offer any money for them.
If your cartridge is not on our pricelist, unfortunately we are unable to accept them. (Please visit your manufacturer’s website for more information on recycling these cartridges or contact your retailer – Inks and toners are now covered by the WEEE directive and retailers have a responsibility to provide a collection service for inks and toners that they have sold.)
We can now recycle ‘ANY ORIGINAL HP’ branded toner from 4th May 2017.
We also accept some ‘ORIGINAL BRANDED’ toners from Manufacturers Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Samung and Xerox. To see if we can accept your original branded toner, they must be on our ‘Toners Accepted for recycling’ list. Unfortunately we are unable to recycle ANY compatible or remanufactured Toner Cartridges. (Please contact your local council to see how you should dispose of these cartridges)
We pay 50p per branded toner we can recycle.
(Payments for returned recycle bins will be made for values of £5 and over, any bins returned with a value of less than £5 will have the amount added to their account and paid once a single bin return has exceeded £5 in total)
To view our current pricelist and accepted Ink Cartridge list > Click here
To view our current ‘Toners Accepted for Recycling List’ > Click here
The scheme is really simple and easy to do…
- We supply you with a recycle bin and starter pack
- You choose ‘Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’ 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 the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation…
A little bit about the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation…
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Roy Castle’s death.
A hugely popular entertainer, dancer, actor and TV presenter, Roy’s brave battle against lung cancer touched the nation and ultimately inspired generations of fundraisers, volunteers and researchers.
Since then, more than £70m has been raised to fund research into the UK’s deadliest cancer killer and provide support to those patients and families affected by this terrible disease.
Lung Cancer is the most common cancer in the world. In the UK, around 41,500 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is the most common cause of cancer death in the Uk, for both men and women.
Everyone is at risk of developing lung cancer. It is known that smokers and ex-smokers have an increased risk of getting lung cancer. However, please remember that other people who have never smoked are also at risk of getting this disease.
If you would like more information on the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the amazing work they do, please visit their website – http://www.roycastle.org/
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