Can you recycle printers?


Yes, you can!
Seperate waste stream required

How to recycle printers


Printers are made up of various materials, many of which can be repurposed into new products. These machines contain electronics and hazardous components that can cause harm to health and our environment – do not throw them in any household bin.

  1. Many shops in London offer take-back schemes for your used printer.
  2. If your printer is still in working condition, you should donate it to a charity of your choice.
  3. If your printer can not be repurposed, contact your local authority to arrange a WEEE (electricity waste) collection.

The ink within your printer can also be repurposed or recycled separately.

How to recycle printers at your business

Businesses should recycle Printers as WEEE (Electrical) waste. All WEEE waste will be put to one side in its own container, ready for collection from your waste management partners.

  1. Your printer will be collected alongside your WEEE waste.
  2. It will be stored in a secure and isolated area – ready for collection.
  3. Your reliable waste management partners will provide you with a detailed and thorough assessment of your WEEE waste.
  4. If your electrical items are still in working shape, arrangements will be made for them to redistributed to the best possible suitor/s.
  5. Remaining WEEE waste will be stripped and recycled and turned into new products.



  • If your printer is still in good condition, consider donating it to a charity, organisation, or person who may need it.
  • Repair your printer before you consider recycling it – you may find it cheaper and more efficient than buying a new one.
  • Sell your printer – make a profit while being environmentally friendly.

Do not

  • A printer is considered Electrical waste, do not put it in your household recycling bin.
  • Do not leave printers outside.

The WEEE Recycling Process

We collect your WEEE using our Euro 6 fleet

For IT equipment, we can arrange data wiping services

Any reusable items are donated to charity or local businesses

Non-reusable items are broken down into component parts

Each material is then recycled into new products

The Toner Recycling Process

Toners and ink cartridges are placed into separate bins

We collect them using our sustainable Euro 6 fleet

Your cartridges are transported to a specialist facility

Any undamaged cartridges are cleaned and reused

Otherwise, they are broken down for parts and recycled

Facts about printers

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