Printer Ink Cartridge and Toner Recycling

From small printer cartridges to laser toner cartridges, send them our way today.

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Any printer cartridges
Any toner
Fax and photocopier cartridges
Toner and printer ink bottles

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Printer Cartridge and Toner Cartridge recycling is easy.

Our pre-paid toner recycling service accepts all kinds of printer and toner cartridges, and is super quick to set up. We guarantee next day collection for all cartridges and toner recycling orders.

Damaged printer cartridges generate green energy from waste or are used to manufacture new products, such as coat-hangers.

Recycling Ink Cartridges and Toners

Printer and Toner and Ink Cartridges are perfect to recycle for reuse, and doing so saves them from landfill and ensures you're closing the loop!

From small printer cartridges to laser toner cartridges, send them our way today.

Why set up a Printer Ink Cartridge and Toner Recycling collection with First Mile?

Easy switch from your current business waste provider

Flexible business waste and recycling collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week

Amazing support available 24/7/365 from our specialist commercial waste collection team

Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters.

The simple way to recycle toner cartridges

Wondering where to recycle toner cartridges? Look no further: First Mile recycles all types of toners cartridges as well as recycle printer cartridges!

It’s estimated that over 1.1 billion toner cartridges are used every year around the world, of which 350 million end up in landfills where they can take between 450 and 1000 years to break down, releasing harmful gases during this time. That's not ok.

Reduce landfill through recycling printer cartridges

People can reduce landfilling by recycling printer cartridges and toner. Remanufacturing these items can save over 38,000 tons of plastic and metal from landfills. Sounds good, right?

Our printer toner recycling service gives these products a second chance to stay in use, avoiding further burdens on landfill.

First Mile cartridge recycling

Within the cartridge recycling process if any any cartridge is damaged beyond recovery, we send them to be shredded, so materials are separated and recycled into other products. As a last alternative, non-recoverable toners are sent to generate green energy used to heat homes in the UK.

Cartridge recycling doesn’t need to cause a headache. Recycle your toners and cartridges today!

Ink and Toner Cartridge FAQs

What happens to business waste after you've collected it?

First Mile is responsible for collecting and disposing of all your rubbish in a professional, secure, and environmentally-friendly manner in.

Your rubbish and recycling is taken to our award-winning 'sacktory' in North London, where it is first sorted and source separated to ensure as much waste as possible is recycled. Outside of London we also have a facilities in Birmingham, or work with trusted partners Nationwide.

Recycling is then sent on to our specially selected partners who are responsible for recycling specific materials. Any waste that cannot be recycled is sent to generate green energy - nothing is sent to landfill. 

How soon can I set up a waste collection waste disposal?

As soon as you're ready! You can set up a service such as a general waste or mixed recycling collection as soon as you need online, or by getting in touch with one of our experts for a tailor-fit quote

Browse all of our business waste and recycling services, or click here to book a one-off waste collection, rubbish removal or waste disposal.

Why use First Mile?

As one of the leading waste management companies in LondonBirmingham and the UK, First Mile has already helped over 30,000 businesses to reduce their carbon impact with our range of recycling services - with over 200 new businesses signing up each week.

By choosing First Mile, you’ll benefit from a low cost, reliable service, a 24/7 helpdesk, and free monthly reporting. You can view our accreditations above and our certificates and insurances here.

What are cartons made of and are they recyclable?

The average carton is made up of at least three layered materials: 75% paperboard (from wood), 21% polyethylene (a type of plastic) and 4% aluminium (on long-life or aseptic packages only). It's this unique combination that makes carton packaging safe and efficient to store food and drinks, but it also means that recycling cartons require a very special process.

After collection, cartons are taken to a specialist facility where they're soaked into water to separate the paperboard fibres. These are then dried and recycled into new paper products. The recovered plastic and aluminium layers are separated and turned into garden furniture, industrial products and building materials.

The process of recycling cartons isn't the easiest, but it is possible. Still, worldwide, less than 20% of cartons packaging is recycled - we can and must do better. First Mile recycles cartons in the UK, reducing the carbon footprint necessary and ensuring that nothing ends up in a landfill.

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