Recycle Ink and Toner Cartridges

Do you have unused ink or toner cartridges? Or maybe you’re looking for a way to recycle your used ink and toner cartridges. If so, we have a solution for you! We have partnered with US Recycling. US Recycling is a leading recycler of ink and toner cartridges. Their buyback and recycling programs are an excellent way to earn cash for your old printer supplies.

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How it Works

Whether you have surplus ink and toner or used ink and toner, there is no better place to sell and recycle than US Recycling.

Take a Picture of Ink and Toner Cartridge to Recycle

Take Pictures

The first step to selling your surplus or empty cartridges is to take pictures of the items you want to recycle or sell. Please make sure the ink or toner model numbers are visible in your photos.

Upload Picture of Surplus Toner to Sell

Upload Pictures

Next, upload the ink and toner cartridge photos to US Recycling. US Recycling will review the photos and make an offer. If you accept their offer, they will provide shipping instructions.

Sell Empty and Surplus Toner

Ship Cartridges

The final step is to pack and ship your cartridges. Please take care in packing your cartridges; they must arrive in good condition. US Recycling can provide detailed shipping instructions.

*Processing surplus or empty ink and toner cartridges can take up to two weeks once it arrives at US Recycling’s sorting facility. Payment is processed once the cartridges are checked in and inspected.

Recycle Empty Ink and Toner Cartridges

US Recycling pays cash for empty toner cartridges. In addition, they have recycling programs designed specifically for businesses, non-profits and schools. So whether your goal is to prevent empty ink and toner cartridges from going into our landfills or to earn extra cash for your organization, US Recycling can help.

Start recycling your empty ink and toner cartridges today.

Sell Surplus Ink and Toner Cartridges

US Recycling wants to buy your unused ink and toner cartridges! Every year, businesses upgrade their printers and copiers. But, unfortunately, when they replace their old printers and copiers, they are left with unused ink and toner cartridges. As a printer repair company, we see this every day! For this reason, we have partnered with US Recycling to help clients sell their surplus ink and toner cartridges.

Sell surplus ink and toner cartridges.

Did you know?

More than 350 million toner cartridges are discarded in landfills each year.
It takes up to 450 years for empty printer cartridges to decompose.
Toner cartridges use an average of 3 quarts of oil in their production.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about selling your old ink and toner cartridges? Below are some common questions others have asked about selling to US Recycling.

Empty ink and toner cartridges: US Recycling purchases virgin empty ink and toner. Generic, compatible, remanufactured cartridges do not qualify for their recycling program. Furthermore, US Recycling does not purchase Epson ink cartridges. We do not pay for “starter” or “introductory” cartridges.

Surplus ink and toner cartridges: US Recycling purchases unused/unopened OEM toner cartridges, printer consumables.

Damaged or open box ink and toner cartridges: US Recycling will purchase open box ink and toner cartridges. Please make sure you describe the box condition accurately or upload a picture to their website so they can quote you accordingly.

Expired ink and toner cartridges: US Recycling will buy your expired ink and toner. You must indicate the expiration dates so they can provide an accurate quote.

*The items that US Recycling purchases change frequently. Be sure to refer to US Recycling for qualifying products.

The term “virgin” refers to an empty name brand (HP, Xerox, Lexmark, or other) ink or toner cartridge. “Virgin” also indicates that the cartridge is not a refilled, rebuilt or remanufactured version of the original cartridge.

In contrast to “virgin,” “non-virgin” cartridges are empty ink and toner cartridges that have previously been refilled or rebuilt. (Staples, Office Depot, other generic brands)

No. The Printer Repair Group does not handle transactions between the customer and US Recycling. Our only role is to help you connect with a reputable recycling partner for your ink and toner cartridges.

US Recycling will pay for shipping charges (prepaid UPS return labels) subject to the following guidelines. US Recycling waives the right to pay shipping fees unless your shipment meets the following criteria:

  1. Your empty ink and toner cartridges must be on US Recycling’s list of items approved for purchase.
  2. Your shipment must be at least 20lbs or contain a minimum of 20 cartridges.

*US Recycling may charge a disposal fee for shipping items, not on the current list of approved items.

*All ink and toner cartridges must pass inspection upon arrival at US Recycling.

US Recycling will not pay for damaged cartridges. So, please take proper care to protect the cartridges from damage during shipping. We suggest using newspaper or bubble wrap to protect the cartridges. Furthermore, we suggest using enough packing material to eliminate movement inside the box.

Yes, your shipment must include a minimum of 20 approved cartridges or 20lbs of approved cartridges.

There is no limit on the number of cartridges you can ship at one time. US Recycling even works with clients to ship pallets of toner at once.

Once US Recycling receives and inspects your items, processing takes about two weeks. However, other arrangements are available based on quantity.

Purchase Ink & Toner Locally

If you are a business looking for lower-priced ink and toner or just looking for ways to support your local community, contact your local Printer Repair Group partner today!