Recycling Cartridges Helps Everyone
At Valley Toner Supply, we encourage the recycling of empty toner cartridges. This process not only protects the environment but it also helps control the costs of your toner supplies and materials. We are firmly committed to this endeavor and will pick up used cartridges from our customers. Helping us is just a phone call away.
Things to consider:
- Toner cartridge recycling helps reduce the almost 350 million cartridges that go into landfills nationwide each year
- The plastic in each 3.5 pound toner cartridge takes 3.5 quarts of oil to produce and up to 6 million barrels of oil could be saved each year if each was remanufactured (Minn. pollution control agency, 2014)
- It takes about 1,000 years for a toner cartridge to decompose, if it is in a landfill the process takes longer
- Even worse, many empty cartridges end up in foreign locations where they are burned off or dissolved with hazardous chemicals, which contaminate the local air, soil and groundwater