Our Business Recycling Scheme
We specialise in recycling used printer 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 printer cartridges and donate the money raised to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation OR a charity of your own choice.
Our scheme is FREE and really easy to run …
- We supply you with a recycle bin and welcome pack including posters
- You choose ‘Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation’ OR a charity of your own choice to support
- Once your bin is full arrange a FREE return
- We process your cartridges
- We pay you for the cartridges we can recycle
- We send you a new bin to fill again
What we pay for your printer cartridges …
On 1st June 2016, In-line with current market values, we introduced 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 INK cartridges we are no longer able to offer any money for them. We also pay ’50p’ per branded TONER we can recycle.
- We can recycle ‘ANY ORIGINAL HP’ branded toner from May 2017.
- We can recycle ‘ANY ORIGINAL SAMSUNG’ branded toner from January 2018.
We also accept some ‘ORIGINAL BRANDED’ toners from Manufacturers Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Xerox and Ricoh. To see if we can accept your original branded toner, they must be on our ‘Toners Accepted for recycling’ list.
PLEASE NOTE! Unfortunately we are UNABLE to recycle –
- Compatible or remanufactured toner cartridges (Non branded cheaper alternatives to branded toners)
- Waste toner powder containers / boxes / bottles (Please click below to view some examples)
- Drum and imaging units
WEEE Recycling / WEEE Directive 2016
If your cartridge is not on our price list, unfortunately we are unable to accept them at Empties Please, but you will still be able to recycle them;
Please visit your manufacturer’s website or contact your supplier for more information on recycling your cartridges through WEEE recycling. Inks and toners are now covered by the ‘WEEE’ directive and manufacturers / retailers have a legal responsibility to provide a return service for inks and toners that they have sold to ensure that they don’t go into landfill.
(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 the balance has exceeded £5)
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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