REAL provides a box at the customer entrance of the REAL Deal Store for the collection of used inkjet printer cartridges and toner cartridges. Using this service ensures these items are recycled responsibly.
Beginning July 2019, materials collected are being picked up by the same company that handles our electronic waste.
Staples also accepts used ink and toner cartriges in their stores. The closest stores are in Brockville and Carleton Place.
HP, Canon and other companies provide a cartridge service whereby your used cartridges can be mailed or picked up by a courier free of charge and returned to the company. Generally this means the plastic is recycled into plastic for new cartridges.
Reusing Print Cartridges
Please note that many ink jet, laser and toner cartridges can be refilled, which will conserve resources, redirect waste from landfill, and save you money. Before you buy a new printer, find out if the ink cartridge can be refilled. Check with your local computer store.
One local business that refills printer cartridges is:
Tim Rombough, 2870 Rideau Ferry Road, just outside of Perth. The company also does pickups in Smiths Falls alternate weeks. Call (613) 267-4553, Fax ( 613) 267-4553.