How to Recycle a Canon Selphy Cartridge

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How to Recycle a Canon Selphy Cartridge
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Canon Selphy printers are compact photo printers with small, inkjet cartridges. Recycling the cartridges helps the environment and keeps the plastics out of landfills. To assist you, Canon provides a free shipping label with postage paid. Once you send the cartridge, they break it down into its basic parts and reuse them in new cartridges.

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  1. 1

    Go to Canon's Recycling Program website (see link in Resources).

  2. 2

    Under the Recycling Program logo, see the "Choose Below" bar and select "Printers & All-In-Ones." Now click "Compact Photo Printers." Scroll down in the list of printers and select your model.

  3. 3

    Type in the serial number of the ink cartridge you want to recycle--it's on the top or back of the cartridge--in the box below the list of printers. Click enter.

  4. 4

    Type in the contact information requested by the form. This will include your name and address for the printed label, and your e-mail address so they can send you the label. Click "Submit."

  5. 5

    Check your e-mail in a few minutes for the label. Print it and tape it to a box containing the cartridge. Take it to your local post office to mail it. Shipping is already paid for--you'll just need to drop it off.

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