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
- To be involved with Empties Please and Eco-Schools scroll down to the Eco-Schools section
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 seed packs, 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?
Empties Please have teamed up with Eco-Schools and Keep Britain Tidy!
You can now run your Empties Please recycling scheme as your ‘Waste’ project, one of the Eco-schools 9 topics. There are 3 awards you can work towards, bronze, silver and the Green Flag Award. For more information on Eco-schools, please visit their website and get involved! –
What we pay for your INK 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 75p 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.)
To view our current pricelist and accepted Ink Cartridge list > Click Here
We now accept some ORIGINAL BRANDED toners from Manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Brother, Samsung etc. 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)
To view our current ‘Toners Accepted for Recycling List’ > Click here
Testimonials from our schools…
Perfect way for your PTA’s to make money from something that people throw away. Helps the planet by recycling the cartridges and toners and the school can benefit from the money and Green Reward Points that are earned when your total amount money is calculated. Green Reward Points are a great fun reward for the children. Once filled your full box of branded toners or cartridges is either dropped off at a local shop to be picked up by courier or picked up from school, it couldn’t be easier. Then just wait for the cheque!
Since we started recycling in September 2014, we have raised £961.25.
Mark Burge – Mayfield Primary School PTA, Lancashire
“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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Top Tip for January and the new school term!
Highfields Community Primary School in Nantwich are well under way with their recycling scheme and are just deciding how to spend their green points!
Well done to Mossley C of E Primary School in Congleton who have 2 parents request recycle bins for their workplaces.
Congratulations to Leftwich Primary School in Cheshire who raised £146 from their first full recycle bin!