- Consider purchasing recycled cartridges from a reputable vendor. Click here for Procurement's list of small business toner and ink cartridge vendors. (If you have had a bad experience in the past, know that the quality really has gone up in recent years.)
- Set your printer preferences to the lightest setting appropriate for your print job. For example, in some applications, to print a draft select:
File->Print->Preferences (Properties)->Print Quality->Fast Draft
- Please do not throw ink and toner cartridges in the trash! It is bad for the environment, and they can be remanufactured for reuse.
- Please do not give or mail your ink and toner cartridges to outside sources, we recycle right here on campus! The University has a contractual agreement with a toner and ink cartridge recycler and receives a recycling stipend which helps fund the recycling program.
- IMPORTANT: Please do not send cartridges through inter-campus mail.
- Note that it is as important to recycle the smaller inkjet cartridges as it is to recycle the larger toner cartridges. Any printer or copier cartridge can be recycled.
- It's good to put the old cartridge in the new cartridge's packaging if they are identical.
- Departments can request a collection box (17" square x 2' tall) from Kathleen Reynolds, Integrated Waste Manager x85801, or use your own box. Informative signage will be available soon.
- When box is full: submit a service request online , or hand-deliver to Facilities Services' key issue counter.
- Include junk cell phones with cartridges, remember to remove the SIM card.