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Why Recycling Toner Cartridges Is Important

By September 13, 2022November 3rd, 2023No Comments

Altek strives to offer the most comprehensive printing solutions possible. This includes helping with toner recycling. We know that many of our clients are concerned about their impact on the environment. With our recycling solutions, you can work smarter and cleaner than ever.

Why Recycling Toner Cartridges Is Important

You likely already know that recycling and responsible waste management are growing increasingly more important to businesses worldwide. For many teams, it is a simple question of being responsible and doing the right thing. However, businesses can benefit from a purely financial perspective because customers and talented potential employees want to work with brands that do their part.

Toner recycling is gaining increased focus because the materials in cartridges can potentially be harmful to the environment and human health if disposed of incorrectly. They contain plastics, metals, foam, ink, and toner. These components are mixed in such a way that they can’t be easily separated. Thus, if you throw them in the trash, they will all end up in a landfill.

Fortunately, they can be recycled with impressive efficiency. In fact, nearly 100% of the materials from spent cartridges can be recycled, primarily for new cartridges. This can significantly reduce the overall harmful impact of toner cartridges.

You should know that over 375 million printer cartridges are thrown in the trash every year (that’s eight per second in the U.S.). A cartridge from a laser printer takes hundreds of years to decompose, and certain plastics used in manufacturing can take even longer. While individuals and businesses still need to print, we can all do our part to reduce the impact. For Altek and our customers, that means the ECO footPRINT™ Toner Recycling Program.

Toner Recycling in Telford, PA


Altek makes toner cartridge recycling easier for our customers. Reducing our environmental impact is important to us, and we know that it is important to many businesses in the Telford area. By making the toner recycling program as simple as possible, we are trying to make it easy to do something about the environmental impact of toner cartridges. Complete the form on this page to request your box or contact us to learn more.