Think Green: The Case for Recycling (and Selling) Your Unwanted Ink and Toner Cartridges

No doubt you’ve come across an ink cartridge or two when spring cleaning your home or office. Maybe you or your office manager went a bit overboard and bought too much ink in bulk. Maybe you upgraded to a new printer that uses a different brand or size of cartridges. Either way, now you’re not using the ink and you could really use the drawer space for other things. You’re not alone.

Over 65 million ink-using machines saturate the world marketplace today, and Americans alone use hundreds of millions of ink and toner cartridges every year. Even in an increasingly paperless world, that’s still a lot of ink that gets used. But here’s the kicker: Roughly 25% of those machines are replaced by newer models and better technology each year. That renders a lot of cartridges obsolete.

So what happens to all of that unused ink? Sadly, much of it – around 70%, in fact – ends up in landfills. Many people don’t realize how harmful ink can be to the environment. The plastic used in toner cartridges can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. And toner ink is considered hazardous waste, with black toner labeled as a carcinogen. Think of the horrific collateral damage that can cause.

But there’s a solution, even for your used and empty cartridges. Before you start throwing used and unused containers into the wastebasket willy-nilly, consider the smarter, environmentally-friendly alternatives. Ink and toner cartridges are almost 97% recyclable. In fact, for every 100,000 cartridges that are recycled, we can save the earth from having to degrade 9.5 tons of aluminum, 40 tons of plastic, and 1 million liters of oil.

We buy your unused ink and recycle used and empty cartridges.

You have several options when it comes to disposing of used and unused ink and toner cartridges. Why not do the responsible thing? Give Mother Earth a break and earn some money while doing it. We’ll buy your unused ink at competitive prices. As the holidays approach, who couldn’t use the extra cash? And instead of discarding or returning used and empty cartridges like many other companies, we’ll recycle the materials. Visit or call us today to find out what we can do for you.

Sell Toner

Top 4 Reasons to Sell Surplus Ink and Toner

1)      Liquidate small assets.  Every dollar matters in this economy, to both businesses and homeowners.  Selling ink cartridges and toner that you no longer have a need for is a wonderful way to add unforeseen money to your checking account or bottom line.

2)      Create more space.  Another thing that all businesses and homeowners are constantly looking for is more space.  Perhaps you have a box, or a spot in a storage room that is filled with older ink cartridges or ink toner.  Although you may think it is “outdated ink,” we can ensure you that someone, somewhere is actively looking for that exact type of ink for a certain model machine that they use.  It’s the old adage, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”  Plus, you earn money for something that you no longer need, and you are able to free up some much needed space.

3)      A way to be green.  Rather than waste resources, and throw out something that is still useable, you can recycle your ink for money, and put in the hands of someone who will values it, and more importantly, will use it rather than letting it waste away.

4)      It’s straightforward.  Working with a business like makes selling surplus ink as straightforward as possible.  The negotiation process is simple, and sellers know they are talking with the decision maker.  It’s a simple process, rather than paying fees and hoping it the right person finds it and buys it on other auction-type sites.  Instead, it’s one transaction that leaves three parties happy: seller, buyer and the person who can purchase the hard to find ink the have been searching for.


The Need For Ink

Contrary to popular belief, offices around the country are still using fax machines at a high rate.  According to a survey done by Nitro, 42 percent of office workers send faxes each day either “most of the time” or “all the time.”  What’s more, less than 4% of respondents replied that they “never” use fax machines.  Simply put, fax machines are still a prevalent office feature of working America.

If your business utilizes fax machines on a habitual basis, but has had difficulties tracking down the right ink for your machine, please contact to see if we have your desired ink in stock.  Or, if your business has decided to move away from the fax machine, you can receive cash from by simply selling the ink that you no longer need.  There are still multitudes of people who use the ink, even if you have a no longer have a need for it.  If you have any questions, please contact us.