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Ink Cartridge Recycling

Recycle your old ink cartridges with Ink-Trade


Recycle your old cartridges here with us.


As the industry’s largest UK recycling company, The Recycling Factory collect over 8 million inkjet & toner cartridges and mobile phones each year whilst upholding our commitment to zero landfill, which ensures that products are disposed of in an ethical & environmentally friendly way.

NEW! Customers can now collect reward points for every recyclable ink or toner cartridge that they recycle through our scheme. For more information about how much points you can earn please download our pdf list to see how many points you can earn!.


Download our PDF to see how many points you can earn by recycling your old ink cartridges.

***Updated*** December 2014


Ink-Trade will accept ink and toner cartridges listed in the above PDF document that adheres to the following requirements:

a) The item must have been used only once and not been refilled in any way (exception may apply, where we will reward points for non-virgin items where it is indicated on the price list).
b) The original brand label must be present and intact. Intact means the label has no holes or tears in it and no obvious attempt has been made to remove the label.
c) The print head has no visible signs of damage (i.e. small dents or scratches).
d) The case is undamaged and completely intact.
e) The item must have not been refilled or reused in any way.
f) The cartridge passes any applicable electrical tests.

​Please note that we do not accept toner bottles or ribbons.

In order to take advantage of our recycling for points scheme, you must have an account created on & email us when you have sent your old ink cartridges to our recycling partner detailing which cartridges you have submitted to be recycled. Upon receipt of your old inks they will be tested and aslong as they meet the above requirments your account will be credited with the appropriate amount of points within 28 days.