Toner Recycling

Why Recycle?

  • More than 3 quarts of oil are used to produce each laser cartridge. The plastic used in each printer cartridge takes more than 10 centuries (that's 1000 years!) to decompose.
  • 25 million printer cartridges go to land fills each month.
  • Toner cartridge remanufacturing saves over 38,000 tons of plastic and metal from landfills.
  • Stacking 125 laser toner cartridges end-to-end equals the height of the Statue of Liberty.

For departments located in UW owned and operated buildings, please visit UW Recycling for more information.

For departments located in non-UW owned and operated buildings, used Ricoh supplies can be returned with a prepaid shipping label. Please visit Ricoh's Recycling page for more information.