Samsung offers a free service to recycle printer cartridges to both business and consumer customers. The program is called "Samsung Takeback And Recycling Program" (STAR). The goal of the environmentally friendly program is to process empty cartridges into usable recycled components and then make those recovered materials available in the marketplace for reuse in the manufacturing of new products.
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Enter your first name, last name, address, e-mail address and phone number into the appropriate boxes at the STAR website to register.
Click the "Submit and Print Label" button at the bottom of the web page. Turn your printer on, and print your pre-addressed, prepaid STAR smart label.
Insert the printer cartridge into a padded envelope or other appropriate packaging. Affix the label to the package. Drop it off at any United States Post Office (USPS).
Register at the STAR website by entering your company information into the appropriate boxes.
Choose to receive either a large or small collection box or STAR return labels, which are available in different amounts depending on your needs. Click the "Submit" button to complete registration.
Receive pre-addressed, prepaid mailing boxes or labels from STAR. Alert employees about the recycling program and their ability to recycle printer cartridges. Place collection boxes, mailing containers or labels in a public mailing area, such as the postal area or the break room.
Return your printer cartridges to be recycled on a daily basis if desired or when a collection box gets full. Use the large collection box for 10 to 15 cartridges. Use the small collection box for 4 to 8 cartridges. Adhere one of the pre-addressed, prepaid, self-adhesive S.T.A.R. USPS smart labels onto your own box if desired. Seal the box with shipping tape. Make sure the box doesn't exceed 13.6kg and that it's wrapped to remain intact during shipping. Include the package in your outgoing daily mail, or request a pickup through the USPS carrier pickup available on the USPS website.
Tips and warnings
- Recycle all of your printer cartridges, including Hewlett Packard, Canon and Lexmark. This program isn't limited to a specific brand name of printer cartridges.
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