A-Z Recycling Guide -- Printer Cartridges and Ribbons
Many manufacturers provide pre-paid envelopes and/or mailing labels to return cartridges for recycling. Be sure to read and follow the return directions on the packaging. Also, many stores that sell cartridges and toner will take used ones back for recycling and offer a discount towards the next. Check with the store when purchasing.
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)
6400 Arapahoe Rd. (co-located with ReSource)
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 444-6634
Accepted materials: Printer cartridges are accepted for recycling. Vehicles that come to CHaRM are charged $3 facility use fee per visit in addition to any per-item fees.
Please visit the CHaRM website for the full list of accepted materials, fees, current hours and more details.
1800 Commerce St., Unit F South
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (303) 417-1800
Accepted materials: Most toner and inkjet cartridges for reloading and reuse.
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-8307
Service provided: Takes toner and inkjet printer cartridges for recycling. Contact center for drop-off locations. Service for CU community only.
4112 Kodiak Ct., Suite A
Frederick, CO 80504
Phone: (303) 443-2525
Accepted materials: B2B Direct offers a zero waste return program for spent laser and inkjet cartridges. Collected cartridges are either put back into the remanufacturing stream or are sent to a certified disassembly plant so that the individual components can be recycled. Order labels or boxes below to return your empty cartridges at no charge, freight prepaid!
Bronco Laser Services
915 Harrison Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: (303) 666-5598
Service provided: Mobile service. Refurbishes and reloads IBM and HP laser printer cartridges. No dot-matrix printers accepted.
Hard Copy Solutions
454 Main St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 772-2902
Fax: (303) 772-0922
Service provided: Accepts and refills most common laser toner cartridges, dot-matrix ribbons, inkjet cartridges, cellular phones and some printing ribbons. They also service printers.
528 S. Taylor Ave.
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: (303) 666-7776
Accepted materials: Printer cartridges from Canon-engine printers (e.g., HP, Apple). Cartridges are refurbished and reloaded for resale.
6901 W 117th Ave., Unit 4
Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 466-0900
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Accepted materials: Takes all kinds of printer cartridges. Cartridges can be dropped off during business hours. They also have a mail-in program and offer collection services for businesses with larger quantities.
2655 South Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: (303) 783-0336 (Vicky, ext. 216)
Accepted materials: Toner cartridges. Please call first.
Phone: (800) 477-3465
Accepted materials: most printing cartridges including inkjet, fax and laser cartridges, ribbons, and copier cartridges. Please call first or visit their web site. Locations throughout Colorado.