empty inkjet and toner cartridges do you accept?
We accept all cartridges listed on our web page at
What We Collect. If you have one or two cartridges that you are not sure about, go ahead
and send them in. If you have more than two and you are not sure
if they have value, please ask us.
Are there other items you accept beside cartridges?
Yes, some of the other
items are cell
phones, software, music CDs and surplus office
supplies. If you have something you do not see
on the list, such as, plastics, cardboard,
batteries, cables, parts, used clothing, etc -
please contact us before you throw them away.
Is there a
minimum amount of
cartridges I need to collect?
order to receive a free prepaid shipping label for toner cartridges, you must send at least 4 cartridges
on the list per
shipping label. You can safely ship up to 50 pounds per label.
cartridges, you can send in as few as 1 at a time. Each
can hold from 1 - 3 inkjet cartridges.
Click here for
guidelines or packaging guidelines.
Why don't you accept
cell phone batteries and other accessories?
phone batteries and accessories such as leather
cases, chargers, etc have no recycle value. We ask
that you do not send them so we can keep our freight
costs down. To recycle your batteries go
Do I need to
use packaging material when getting the boxes ready to ship?
If you leave the cartridges in their original
boxes, we receive them in the best condition. The original boxes
should then be placed in a larger box. If the laser cartridges
come without their original box, pack them with packing material
such as newspaper, peanuts or bubble wrap. Inkjet cartridges are
best protected if you put them back in there original boxes. If
you do not have the original packaging please wrap them in paper
or plastic so the electronics do not get damaged during shipment.
How do I
ship my cartridges?
We will provide
you with pre-paid envelopes or shipping labels as long as you
meet the minimum requirements. Pre-Paid
Mailing Envelopes can be dropped in the mail. Pre-Paid
Shipping Labels can either be picked up by UPS/FedEx or
dropped off at the local depot.
provide shipping boxes?
Because we are a recycling company, we ask that you reuse boxes
that have already been used. Many of our offices ask their
custodians to save large boxes. You can use computer boxes, but
any large box will work. Other places to look for boxes are
office supply stores, discount stores, grocery stores, etc.
How do you
keep track of a shipment?
We get all pertinent information off the shipping label. It is
very important that you do not change anything on the entire
to cartridges after we ship them to you?
Empty cartridges are refilled and resold as remanufactured
cartridges. Cartridges should be recycled as soon as
possible. Many lose value over time.
should I package my cores for return?
original packaging is always the best way to
protect the cores during shipping. Inkjet
cartridges can be packed in the original boxes
and then placed in large shipping cartons. Toner
cartridges in the original boxes can be taped
together in bundles of eight or ten using
shipping tape or placed in larger shipping
cartons. Fuser cores should be placed into the
original packaging including the plastic and
packaging foam. If the original boxes and
packing materials are not available, please use
bubble-wrap, peanuts, newspaper or other
material to protect the cores.
What happens to the
information that is on the cell phone?
The cell phones are
"wiped clean" and reprogrammed. If you have
sensitive information on your phone we recommend you
erase it before sending us the phone just in case it
should get lost in transit.
What happens to the cell
phones once RFBC receives them?
The cell phones go in
one of three directions, depending on condition,
type and age. They are either refurbished and resold
back into the market, broken down in to metals and
plastics and recycled or given to organizations like
homeless and womens shelters for the 911 program.
What cell phones do you accept?
We accept all
cell phones. Go to
Cell Phones to request
a shipping box or label. Please do not send charges, cases or other
accessories. Please remove the battery also.
the collection program totally free?
Recycle for Breast Cancer provides all the
materials you need to aid in your recycling and collection
efforts. We also pay all the shipping charges
for you to return your items to us provided
you meet the minimum requirements.
We ask that you mail us music CDs and software,
at the time we do not have prepaid labels for
Does Hewlett-Packard pay
me for returning empty cartridges?
No - HP does not offer financial
incentives for returning empty print cartridges.
They do offer a free, easy to use, recycling
program for their original LaserJet and Inkjet
HP offers a return and recycling program
to support their company's commitment to the
Do I have to erase my
information on my computer before I send it in?
No, this is not necessary. Our technicians will
do this for you.