Cartridges - Reuse and Recycle

A list of organizations that accept ink and toner cartridges for reuse and recycling.

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Today, there are many businesses and organizations that will collect your used cartridges to be remanufactured or recycled.  Some places will refill your cartridges for you.  Or, you can purchase a do-it-yourself refill kit for a fraction of the cost of a new cartridge.  By reusing and recycling your cartridges, you can help conserve resources, reduce pollution, support jobs in the reuse and recycling industry, and in some cases earn money for schools, charities, or your own business.

Industry sources say more than 300 million cartridges end up in landfills each year.  That's more than 8 cartridges thrown away in the U.S. every second.  The following list includes businesses, and organizations that can help you reuse and recycle your used.

The City of St. Louis offers this list of retailers, which is not inclusive, to help residents reuse and recycle.  The City does not endorse any of these businesses or services.  Space does not allow us to include all organizations that may be applicable to this list.  The variety and availability of these services may change at any time.

Organizations located within the City of St. Louis are demarcated by the Arch decal.  Organization located within Missouri are demarcated by the state decal.

Cartridges Only

missouriChampion For Children
Fax:  314.298.1504     Phone:  314.739.2514
Mail:  13761 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 123, Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
  • Copier, fax, inkjet, laser, and toner cartridges are accepted.  Raise funds for your business, a local school. or a local charity of your choice.  They will provide collection containers.
Corporate Express
  • "...accepts all brands and all types of toner and ink cartridges for recycling.  To recycle the used cartridges, simply write "Recycle" or "Used" on the box (or whatever package you have) and give the product to the Corporate Express delivers driver when you receive your next order.  You may also call 1.888.CE.TODAY (1.888.238.6329) to schedule a pick-up.  There is no charge for us to pick up these items.  Corporate Express donates a $1.50 form every cartridge to Junior Achievement."
Empties4Cash.com
Fax:  714.259.8608     Phone:  800.456.4320
Mail:  1621 East Saint Andrew Place, Santa Ana, California 92705
  • Inkjet cartridges are accepted in return for cash back.  They will provide boxes with postage paid shipping labels.
archFedEx Kinko's
Fax:  314.776.6261     Phone:  314.776.2290
Mail:  3112 South Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
  • Drop off cartridges in their collection bin or pick up a postage paid shipping envelope.
HP
Phone:  800.340.2445
  • They accept inkjet and laser cartridges.
missouriJets N Toners
Phone:  314.256.9730
Mail:  Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
  • They refill your empty ink and toner cartridges at minimal cost.  They also pay cash for selected empty inkjet cartridges.
missouriNational Laser & Ink Jet Cartridge Service / AtLasta Specialty Ink Co., Inc.
Fax:  636.677.3813     Phone:  636.677.1900
Mail:  4600 South Square Drive, High Ridge, Missouri 63049
  • They accept ink jet and toner cartridges, for which they pay cash.
Recycle-2-Save
Web:  www.wmlamptracker.com/v2/product_inkjet_toner_start.cfm
  • They accept ink jet and toner cartridges.  They provide prepaid mail back boxes.

Cartridges and Cellular Phones

eCycle Group
Fax:  805.640.9941     Phone:  800.416.5251
Mail:  416 Bryant Circle, Suite E, Ojai, California 93023
  • Inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, PDA's, and MP3 Players are accepted in return for cash.
Funding Factory
Fax:  814.464.1805     Phone:  888.883.8237
Mail:  380 East Bayfront Parkway, Erie, Pennsylvania 16507
  • They accept copier, fax, inkjet, laser, and toner cartridges, and cell phones.  Raise funds for a local school.  They provide postage paid collection boxes.
missouriGlobal Resource Funding 
E-mail:  866.473.8446
Mail:  1244 Saline, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116
  • They accept inkjet and laser toner cartridges, and cell phones.  There is no fee.  They will provide shipping bags or boxes, and prepaid UPS shipping labels.  This can be a fundraiser for a local school, church, business, store, organization, etc.
Ink Ventures, LLC
Phone:  866.481.2634
Mail:  5438 Eden Drive, Evansville, Indiana 47715
  • They provide prepaid shipping labels and pay you for empty ink and toner cartridges, as well as cell phones.  See their website for a pricelist.
archPetSmart Charities
Phone:  314.776.7608
Mail:  4621 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
  • They accept inkjet cartridges and cell phones.  Pick up a free postage paid envelope from your nearest PetSmart store.  For every cartridge or cell phone recycled through this program, PetSmart Charities will receive a $2-$15 donation that will help save homeless pets.
Planet Green
Fax:  818.772.0816     Phone:  818.725.2596
Mail:  20724 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, California 91311
  • They accept inkjet, laser, and toner cartridges as well as cell phones.  They also provide boxes, prepaid shipping, and promotional materials.
missouriRapid Refill
Fax:  636.537.5544     Phone:  636.537.5444
Mail:  128 Chesterfield Commons East Road, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005
  • They accept inkjet, laser, and toner cartridges, and cell phones to raise funds for your organization.
RecycleFirst
Fax:  970.612.2936     Phone:  888.538.0485
Mail:  451 West 69th Street, Loveland, Colorado 80538
  • They accept inkjet and laser cartridges, cell phones, laptops, PDAs, MP3 players, DVDs, GPS systems, video games and consoles, and digital cameras.  They provide prepaid shipping labels and pay you cash.
Recycle For Schools
Fax:  818.773.9077     Phone:  818.772.4664
Mail:  9815 Independence Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311
  • "We pay you cash for all the empty cartridges and cell phones you collect.  Whether you keep the cash for yourself or donate it to your favorite school, charity, or organization, it's your choice!...Send them to us through prepaid collection bags and boxes."
Recycle-FREE
Phone:  866.473.3733
Mail:  1560 Newbury Road, Suite 1-412, Newbury Park, California 91320
  • They accept inkjet, laser, fax, and copier cartridges, as well as cell phones for recycling.  They provide free postage-paid, pre-addressed collection boxes for cell phones.
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