Top 3 Ways to Dispose Toner Cartridges Correctly
Your laser printer relies on toner cartridges to give you great prints, but what happens when you run out of toner? Do you simply chuck the toner cartridge in your home or office bin?
Understand that toner cartridges contain small fine dust-like particles made from a plastic polymer. These particles, known as toner, are heated and fused onto the paper during the printing process. Toner is regarded as hazardous chemical waste so following an environmentally responsible method in disposing toner cartridges once you’re done with them is the right thing to do.
Here are 3 ways to dispose toner cartridges correctly:
- Locate companies in your area that will actually take in your empty toner cartridges. Many aftermarket and remanufactured cartridge suppliers recycle old toner cartridges and resell them, and may compensate you if you send empty toner cartridges their way. The components in old cartridges are used in new cartridges that are thoroughly tested before being resold.
- You can also directly get in touch with the toner cartridge manufacturer. Many major brands have their own recycling plans which include taking back old and used toner cartridges. It is best to contact your manufacturer or supplier to find out more.
- Toner cartridges should always be disposed off in an appropriate container or bin and should not be treated like a regular trash item. If you live at home you can dispose of the cartridge in the ‘green’ bin. Offices most likely collect old toner and then depending on your setup they’ll get picked up or shipped to a facility that recycles them.
You can also find a lot of information if you head online and research how to dispose of toner and other electronic items, why recycling cartridges helps and more.
Disposing toner cartridges safely is critical. If everyone does their bit in helping the environment the world would be a much better place.
At Island Ink-Jet and Laser Toners we take back old and used toner cartridges and use them to manufacture other cartridges in our ISO certified facility. These cartridges are meticulously designed, use fresh components and stringently tested before heading out to the shelf.
They also come at 30% less than the price of buying OEM and meet or exceed original branded cartridge specifications.
If you’re looking for a way to dispose of your old toner cartridges contact us today and we’ll help you out.