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Old 08-14-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Recycling laser printer toner cartridges ?

I have a Brother monocolor laser printer for which I buy the high yield toner cartridges which seem to last me forever.

I just replaced the cartridge and am trying to remember how I handled these previously. I seem to recall that HP included some sort of pre-paid return address label for recycling, but there's no such enclosure in the box.

For a while, a few years ago, there was some start-up franchise locally that was refilling cartridges. I seem to recall a chameleon or some-such critter in their ads...but I haven't run across any such ads lately. Perhaps they've gone defunct?

Anyhoo...what do y'all do with your empty laser toner cartdridges to keep them out of the landfill. Of course, in LBYM style, getting some cash in return would be nice.

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Might want to check out Best Buy.

They have a recycling program, and looks like recycling toner cartridges are free.

Electronics and Appliances Recycling at Best Buy

Forgot what I did last time I replaced a laser toner cartridge .
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I think Staples will take them.
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I think Staples will take them.
They used to give you a credit if you were on their rewards program.... IIRC it was $5...
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I've tried using recycled laser cartridges on my cheap Brother printer, however they just have not worked well.

I just go on Amazon and order new cartridges.
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I've tried using recycled laser cartridges on my cheap Brother printer, however they just have not worked well.

I just go on Amazon and order new cartridges.
Thanks, Bamaman.

Good to know. I was wondering how well the recycled ones worked...and now I know.

I've had my brother printer for ~10 years and it just keeps chugging away. Never had any problems. So I was not tempted to try saving a few bucks with a recycled cartridge. (I'm simply intersted in keeping my used cartridge out of the landfill.)

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