Cartridge Recycling

Each year, more than 375 million empty ink and toner cartridges are thrown away as scrap

To help us achieve our environmental aims, PrintMateShop has teamed up with Clover Environmental Solutions, a market leader for the recovery of used toner and inkjet cartridges.  With over 17 years of experience and holding a Carbon Trust Standard award, CES is recognised for their best practice approach to measuring and managing their environmental impacts.

Did you know?

-8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced so far globally¹, this covers an area the size of Argentina, the 8th largest country in the world!

-Of this, 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste have been generated.

-A single toner cartridge can take up to 1000 years to biodegrade, this is twice as long as a plastic bottle.

-In 2017, CES alone have managed to recycle 2,670 tonnes of empty cartridges.

¹: Science Advances,

Since partnering with CES, our recycling programme has helped to divert tonnes of waste material from landfills while also supporting several charities across the UK.

With every cartridge you recycle, you will be helping to raise money for our two chosen charities - Mind and Disasters Emergency Committee.



Why use PrintMate Shop for your recycling?

Fast and Free arrangement and collection: 

We’ll send you a collection box free of charge and arrange a free collection when your box is full. 

We collect all print consumables:

We’ll collect both original and compatible toner and ink cartridges: 

Each collection raises money for charity:

Each cartridge you recycle will help raise valuable funds for our chosen charities: Mind and Disasters Emergency Committee.

Helping you achieve green status:

We’ll provide the documentation you need for environmental audits such as ISO 14001.

Reducing the strain on landfill: 

We operate a zero landfill initiative. By recycling old printer cartridges you’ll be helping to divert thousands of tons of waste from landfill, preserving our countryside for future generations.


Start recycling today!

  1. Request your free recycling box.

Simply email with your details

  1. Fill up your box.

Both toner and ink cartridges are accepted.

  1. Request a free pick up.

Call 01635 876 900 or email to request a free pick up.

Collections are usually made within 3 working days and a unique tracking reference is provided for each collection you request.

An annual waste transfer note is also available upon request.