If you have any full or unused cartridges, try our full cartridge guide instead.
Find local cartridge refilling shops near your address either to get your empties refilled for a low cost, or just to recycle them. Though normally there's no charitable benefit involved — it's just a handy way to support your local high street and sort your printer and recycling problems.
These shops refill empty ink and toner cartridges and sell new cartridges (both original and recycled), paper, accessories, and printers.
Due to COVID restrictions, and rapidly changing shop management in this industry, please call any store advance to check the store is still open and if they accept cartridges for recycling.
Try the other options in our empty cartridge recycling guide instead.
75% of empty cartridges in the UK are not recycled even though there are plenty of reuse and recycling options, and many of them are free and easy to use.
A typical cartridge, with its plastics and electronics, will take up to 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill site, but having an empty cartridge reused saves up to 2.5kg of CO2 compared to making a new cartridge from scratch.
EveryCartridge.com is here to help you to find and use the many services that exist locally and nationwide, and cut through the misinformation to ensure that your cartridges do not go to landfill.