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Emptycartridge Recycling
Cartridge Finder

Shipping Information

In order to maximise the returns on items you collect, please note the following guidelines:

  • We will accept most laser toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, most drum units and surplus/unused items as listed on our current published price list. The types of product and values can vary slightly on a month-to-month basis.
  • We would like you to note the following cartridges in particular we are unable to accept:
  • All Lexmark and Xerox compatibles versions of Hewlett Packard and Canon cartridges.
  • All printer fusers, ribbons, Drums, photocopier bottles, transfer belts, Maintenance Kits and bottles or tanks.
  • We do not pay for remanufactured cartridges containing aftermarket casing or new build cartridges.
  • IMPORTANT, we cannot currently recycle most toner bottles, photocopier bottles, tanks, tubes and ribbon cartridges. Please note that accounts will be monitored and if high levels of waste items are found to be continually sent back then we will contact you to advise (We reserve the right to charge for waste disposal if high, currently 35p each).
  • As off May 2015 we can only collect / purchase originally manufactured cartridges (OEM). There is no value for refilled cartridges, compatible / clone or counterfeit cartridges and due to huge increase in clone cartridges we have to deduct / charge 35p per item.
  • If in doubt please refer to current price list or call 01908 477533 for advice.
  • Many of our competitors have introduced a collection charge for every collection and many more will follow suit. EmptyCartridge Ltd has no intentions at present to introduce collection charges.
  • We will endeavour to issue payment at the end of the next month following the collection. Payment will be made once you have accrued a balance of £25.
  • All laser / inkjet cartridges received are subject to examination. Please note that we do not just visually inspect inkjet cartridges, we are one of the only companies that uses a CBR ST200 tester. This enables us to give you a true evaluation as to whether your cartridge is working or non-working. Most companies only visually inspect, if this is the case your cartridge may be seen to be faulty and classed as a reject when it is actually electrically sound.
  • On the day of collection please ensure that you or someone who is informed is able to oversee the consignment being collected.
  • If we advise that a courier will be collecting your consignment you will be able to choose the day that they come. Labels will be provided for your boxes by the driver to enable us to identify your goods. This service is provided free of charge.
  • Inkjet cartridges need to be kept separate within your consignment to reduce damage or contamination. They will need to be in a separate box from the laser cartridges and then placed into your method of storing them.

Methods of Shipping:

The following size restrictions ONLY apply to collections by couriers, all other collection methods have no restrictions.

Parcel/Package – any single item weighing up to 25 Kgs in weight, and with measurements of not more than 1.0 metre long, 0.60 metres wide and 0.70 metres high or which has a girth (length + height + width) of not more than 2.3 metres. Anything larger or heavier will incur a freight surcharge which we will unfortunately have no choice but pass on.

Collection Boxes

EmptyCartridge Ltd encourages you to re-use old boxes as this is more environmentally friendly. Empty laser cartridges should be placed in the plastic bag that the new cartridge was stored in and carefully placed in a larger box. This will help to minimise damage whilst in transit. Inkjet cartridges need to be protected and packed tightly when placed in the box as these items are particularly delicate. Any unused/surplus items can be placed in the box. Please ensure these unused items are left in there original packaging as the prices we pay are reflected in the condition of the product and packaging. Please see price list for details. Your box must be sealed securely with strong 'box sealing' tape when ready for collection and your account number needs to be written clearly on the box. When your collection reaches a minimum of 20 laser/toner cartridges or more PER COLLECTION login and request a free collection.


Alternatively you can place 2 or 3 cartridges in the original box (minus the internal packaging) and when you have done that, place them together in bundles as shown. You must have a minimum of 20 items or more for us to collect any bundles.






Pallet Collection

If you have a higher quantity of cartridges which totals 75 cartridges of value or more, then we can easily collect your cartridges on pallets, which help reduce your cost of waste disposal and help you meet your Duty of Care requirements.

Cartridges should ideally be stacked on the pallets two per original box and then the whole pallet shrink-wrapped to avoid any damage to the cartridges in transit. Any unused/surplus items can be placed on the pallet. Please ensure these items are left in there original packaging as the prices we pay are reflected in the condition of the product. Please see price list for details.For ease of identification, could we please ask you to label your pallet with your address and contact details.



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