Samsung laser printers use toner cartridges, which unlike inkjet cartridges are larger and are filled with powder instead of ink. They also can contain metal, resin and other components that make them difficult for a traditional recycling centre to process. Throwing them away sends them to a landfill, where those potential toxins can leak into the topsoil. Samsung has a recycling program specifically targeted toward recycling and reusing every component of its cartridges. And best of all, Samsung pays for shipping.
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Things you need
- Plastic bag
- Original cartridge packaging
Go to Samsung's cartridge recycling program website (see Resources). To return a small number of cartridges, you'll use the consumer portion of the page.
Type in your personal information, including your name and address, under "Register and request SmartLabel." If you don't want to receive promotional information from Samsung, uncheck the box under the text boxes. Click "Submit & Print Label" to print the label.
Wrap the Samsung laser cartridge in a plastic bag to avoid any leaking during transit, and put the cartridge in the original packaging if possible. Otherwise, put it in a similar-sized box. Tape the SmartLabel to the box, and drop it in any post office box.
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