How it works
If your workplace, business, community group, uni or school uses more than three (3) inkjet, toner cartridges or toner bottles in a month you may be eligible for a free Cartridges 4 Planet Ark collection box.
If your workplace is unlikely to return the minimum number of cartridges, we encourage you to use the drop-off boxes in our retail collection partners (participating Officeworks, Australia Post, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets). Find your closest drop-off box here.Register free now
Our participating manufacturers, Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, or Kyocera, cover the cost of collecting, transporting and recycling their own cartridges as well as promoting the program to workplaces like yours and to the general public.
When you put a cartridge from a supporting brand - Toshiba, Fuji Xerox Australia, Samsung, Oki, Sharp, Dell or Lexmark - into one of our boxes, that manufacturer covers the cost of recycling their cartridge. Some of these manufacturers also have their own collection programs.
But if you put a cartridge from any other manufacturer or a compatible brand in a collection box, these are not paid for but the cost is borne by Close The Loop and the program generally. You can help us make sure we can continue to provide a free recycling service by reducing the number of non-participating manufacturers' cartridges in your collection boxes.
If your workplace uses lots of these cartridges you could:
- Contact the manufacturer to see if they run their own collection program; or
- Switch machines to one of the manufacturers who are taking responsibility for their cartridges
This program has been established to collect and recycle cartridges from end users only. We cannot accept printer cartridge waste from commercial recyclers or brokers.
Once you have received your workplace box you can download our promotional resources to inform your colleagues about the program.