Our School Recycling Scheme

  • Help your school and pupils to become greener by recycling
  • Raise funds for your school
  • Qualify for extra ‘Eco Gifts’ for your school through our recycling scheme
  • Call us on 0844 879 7179

We specialise in recycling used ink cartridges. Our aim is to help schools raise funds and to encourage the next generation to get greener! We will collect your used printer cartridges and donate the money raised straight back to your school.

‘FREE Eco Gifts’ for your school!…

Along side raising school funds we also run an ‘Eco Project’ designed to get your pupils outside and learning about their local environment and wildlife. As well as every £1 you raise we give you an additional ‘Green Point’ these points can be redeemed for ‘Green Goodies’ for your school, such as bulbs, trees, butterfly boudoirs, bird houses, hedgehog houses, bug boxes, toad hides, vegetable / herb garden equipment, gardening tools, bird tables and feeders, bat boxes even sponsoring an endangered species of your choice and rain forest conservation projects too! There is so much to choose from!

And a little bit of extra help from us!…

Cartridges can be collected from anywhere, school, home, work, clubs, friends and family.

If parents would like to take a bin to work on behalf of your school we can supply a pack for them to do so. This is a great way of boosting the money raised. You could also ask local businesses to display a bin for you, do you have a local shop, bank or business that could help?

What we pay for your INK cartridges…

We will pay you £1 for an original manufacturer INK cartridge* and 50p for a remanufactured INK cartridge* We’ll collect -

  • HP (Except 364, 363, 88, 920, 940, 10, 11, 13 and 14)
  • Lexmark
  • Dell
  • Samsung
  • Canon labelled – PG37, PG40, PG50, PG510, PG512, PG540, PG545, CL37, CL38 CL41, CL51, CL52, CL511, CL513, CL541 and CL546.

* We are UNABLE to recycle and pay the following INK cartridges -

  • Epson
  • Brother
  • Kodak
  • HP 364, 363, 88, 920, 940, 10, 11, 13 and 14
  • Canon individual colour ink tanks (CLI and PGI codes)

From 2nd March 2015 unfortunately we will be unable to recycle and pay for the following HP INK cartridges – HP 364 (Since 2014) HP 363, HP 88, HP 920, HP 940, HP 10, HP 11, HP 13 and HP 14.

If you have any ‘original branded’ toner cartridges (they will have the printer manufacturer’s logo on them) to recycle, please contact us and we see if we can help.

Testimonials from our schools…

“In just over 6 months we raised £258.50! Empties please has been one of the most successful fundraisers that we have ever been involved with. Thank you Empties Please!”
Alison Wilkinson, Highfields Community Primary School, Nantwich, Cheshire.

“We take part in a number of recycling projects with great success but none more so than the initiative to recycle ink cartridges which we raised a staggering £146 for our first bin.”
Sharon Barton, Leftwich Primary School, Cheshire

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Congratulations to Leftwich Primary School in Cheshire who raised £146 from their first full recycle bin!