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Ink & Toner Cartridges

DSNY Collection

Garbage: If not recycling through a take-back program, place with your regular garbage.

Donations & Reuse

Donate used cartridges to charitable fundraisers, such as:

Take-Back or Drop-Off

You can search these databases for cartridge recycling and refurbishing companies in New York City:

Manufacturer Take-Back Programs

Most major toner cartridge manufacturers supply information with the product packaging about how to return cartridges. Many provide mailing labels and packing materials. They include:

Retailer Take-Back Programs

Some retailers accept ink and toner cartridges for recycling as part of their shopper awards programs; check their websites for details:
  • Office Depot accepts ink cartridges for recycling and offers Recycling Reward dollars to members.
  • OfficeMax offers an ink and toner recycling program with special rewards for MaxPerks customers.
  • Staples accepts up to 10 cartridges per day per customer when you present your Staples Rewards card.