Ink Jet Cartridges, Toner Cartridges, Batteries and Cell Phones

  • Recycle 4 Charity collection bins are located next to most of the paper collection bins on campus.
  • They will be clearly marked for inkjet, toner, cell phone and battery recycling.
  • The cartridges are used to create remanufactured ink cartridges.
  • Batteries are broken down for their component parts.
  • Cell phones are either reused or broken down for their component parts.

Recycle 4 Charity helps keep waste out of landfill, saves natural resources, creates new jobs and provides much needed products to the remanufacturing industry.

Interesting facts:

  • Each recycled toner cartridge saves about half a gallon of oil
  • Each recycled ink cartridge saves about two ounces of oil
  • Over 400 million printer cartridges are sold in the United States each year, with less than 20% being recycled
  • Inkjet and toner cartridges are remanufactured in the USA, providing American jobs that support the US economy
  • Recycled cell phones keeps hazardous waste like mercury, lead and cadmium in cell batteries from contaminating the environment
  • Over 80 million cell phones are retired in the United States each year, with less than 10% being recycled.