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Ink Jet/Toner Cartridges

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Ink Jet/Toner Cartridges
Many computer stores have refill programs for your spent cartridges. Loose printer cartridges are not accepted through the province-wide Encorp Return-It electronic product stewardship program. To recycle cartridges, see below. To recycle printers, see Electronics.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Print less. Proof online. Print only final versions. Back your work up on another hard drive to guard against data loss. Choose a printer that accepts old machines for recycling and has a inkl/toner refill program.

Refilled cartridges are your best bet for environmentally friendly printing. They reuse an existing cartridge, which saves energy needed to recycle.

Not all facilities listed accept all cartridges. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • Access West Recycling Corporation

    20 - 755 Vanalman Ave
    Saanich
    250.479.1177

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island
    250.539.5769

  • Harris Gilmore Recycling

    1155 Lockley Road
    Victoria
    250.217.7212

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Ink and Toner Medic

    3623 Shelbourne Street
    Victoria
    250.595.4446

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Riptide Computer Resources Inc.

    2717 Rock Bay Avenue
    Victoria
    250.381.1666

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Staples

    All locations in the capital region

  • The Environmental Story

    Printer ink is petroleum based, and is manufactured using solvents and other chemicals, meaning that any leftover ink can eventually contaminate soil and watersheds if not disposed of appropriately.