Before recycling your ink cartridges, think of:
- Reducing the font size and changing the font type (ex. Garamond), which can help reduce ink consumption;
- Printing only when needed, which will help reduce ink cartridge consumption, especially when color printing;
- Using reprocessed cartridges that are reused and refilled when empty. These cartridges are a much better choice for our wallets and the planet.
Where can we recycle ink cartridges and toner?
Usually, a system of prepaid envelopes is already set up with printer companies and other companies. If not, check with the retailer if they offer a cartridge recycling service.
If you do not generate many cartridges at home, then you can dispose of them in the following drop-off depots (and encourage the MIRA Foundation at once). Important: please bring only original cartridges (refurbished ink cartridges and compatibles are not accepted in this program).
- Rivière-Verte: Landfill Site (248 Clément Roy Road, Montagne-de-la-Croix, 506-263-3470 or 1-800-561-0456)
- Edmundston: Resnet (15 Jessome Avenue, 506-735-9140) – only small quantities accepted
- Edmundston: Fasteck Copiers & Printers (557 Victoria Street, 506-737-1090) – only small quantities accepted
- Saint-François: Atelier des Copains Coop Ltd (1710, road 205 East, 506-992-2739)
- Grand Falls: The Merritt Press Ltd. (208 Main Street, 506-473-3117) – only small quantities accepted
- Saint-Quentin: La boîte à papier enr. (310 Canada Street, 506-235-2171) – only small quantities accepted
Most Staples stores also collect used ink cartridges and toners.
Part of the money collected is redistributed to schools through the program Recycle for Education.
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Businesses and Organizations
For ink cartridges recycling, businesses are responsible for this component. Usually, a system of prepaid envelopes is already set up with printer companies and other companies. If not, check with the retailer if they offer a cartridge recycling service.
If you generate large quantities of ink cartridges, please contact the MIRA Foundation who recovers ink cartridges (free of charge).
With the money collected from the sale of the cartridges to recycling industries, MIRA is able to provide guide dogs and service dogs to persons with mobility impairment.
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