Toner Recycling

Cartridge / Container Recycling Program

Ricoh Toner Cartridge / Container Recycling Program


RICOH® recommends that our customers utilize their local recycling resources whenever possible to reduce environmental impact and encourages recycling of end-of-life consumables and supplies. If local recycling is not available, our Toner Cartridge/Container/Maintenance Kit Return Program makes returning the items easy.

How to Return Your Used Ricoh, Savin, Lanier Consumer Replaceable Items

Ricoh Americas encourages recycling of all end-of-life copier equipment and supplies. Our Toner Cartridge / Container / Maintenance Kit Return Program makes it easy by simply re-using the replacement cartridge box as a return package.

Based upon the type of product(s) you possess, there are two different preparation methods used for returning consumable items:

  • For those cartridges that have UPS or FedEx shipping labels inside, remove the label from the box. Place the used cartridge in the box and tape the pre-paid shipping label to the outside of the package. Please utilize the return instructions on the form.
  • For those cartridges and maintenance kits that DO NOT have UPS or FedEX shipping labels inside the box, click the link below marked Prepaid Shipping Label to click the red button and print out a pre-paid shipping label for return of the item. Once printed, tape the pre-paid shipping label to the outside of the package. Please utilize the return instructions on the form.

Instructions: How to Prepare Materials for Shipment

To help further reduce the overall energy use and CO2 impact associated with the return transportation process, whenever possible, use the instructions below to consolidate shipments.

Please tape multiple used toner cartridges (in their cartons) together (quantities may vary).
Note: See size guidelines below.

Or, place multiple cartridges in a larger carton (tape all seams to prevent leakage).

Note: The dimensions of the return package should not exceed maximum parcel limitations:
  • Packages can be up to 165 inches (419 cm) in length and girth combined.
  • Girth = (2x Width + 2x Height)
  • Packages can be up to 108 inches (270 cm) in length.
  • Weight should not exceed 25 lbs.

Note: Other return instructions in this box may be outdated information.

  • Next, tape the pre-paid shipping label to the package made above. Drop the package off at a UPS shipping location or include it with your next pick-up or drop-off at your facility.
  • Note: If consumer calls for a UPS pick up for this specific item, cost is borne by consumer.
  • Follow the link and click the red button to fill out the UPS form and print out a shipping label
  • You will need an EDP code (it should be on the toner box) if you don't have one, just give us a call (714-547-9535)
  • Prepaid Shipping Label

Kyocera Toner Recycling

Kyocera ECO footPRINT toner recycling program

To recycle Kyocera toners, simply request an ECO footPRINT box from us, fill it up, and send it back...No charge!  Request a box.

More information on Kyocera's ECO footPRINT program.

Canon Toner Recycling

Canon Laser Consumable Return Program

In 1990, Canon became the first company to collect and recycle used copier toner cartridges. With the cooperation of our customers, Canon has collected more than 444,000 tons around the world.


Toner Cartridges and Toner Containers

Unlike Canon's all-in-one cartridges, toner containers are made mainly of plastic material making them suitable for local recycling and local energy recovery in many areas of the country. When local recycling is utilized, the environmental impact associated with the transportation of containers is reduced.

If local recycling or energy recovery is not available in your area, Canon asks that customers ship them to the address below. Both cartridges and containers can be shipped together.

Canon Toner Recycling Center

5980 Industrial Drive

Gloucester, VA 23061

Print a Pre-Paid Return Label

Learn More about Canon's Process

HP Toner Recycling

HP Planet Partners


Whether you order your toner online from HP directly, through an HP online retail partner, or from an in-store retailer, it’s incredibly easy to recycle when done. Currently, HP® partners with 16,500 sites across the globe to take HP and Samsung-branded printing products back from consumers when they’re empty.
The HP Planet Partners Program is simple to use. Here’s how to do it where you live:

Cartridge Recycling


To recycle laser toner cartridges by mail, check the packaging that your toner cartridge came in because there should be a mailable envelope enclosed. If you don't see one, you request a replacement label directly here.
You’ll be asked if you want to print your shipping materials or order materials to be sent to your home or business. If you have a large amount of toner to recycle, you can also select pallet pickup by visiting here.
Indicate what product you are returning, the number of envelopes or boxes you need, and click “order.”
You will be given a form to provide your contact and mailing info. You’ll then receive postage-paid mailing materials for you to put your empty toner cartridges in to send at your convenience.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can also call for supplies. You can reach the recycling team at 1-800-340-2445 from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, to request free boxes or envelopes. The HP Planet Partners team center is closed on major U.S. holidays.
To properly ship a toner cartridge, HP® recommends that you tape 2-8 supply boxes together and use one prepaid shipping label printed from the website to send them back. You can also use your own suitable, sturdy box. Just be sure to keep the weight under 70 lbs.


Retailers participating in the free drop-off program for HP and Samsung toner products include Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, and Best Buy. To be sure that the retailer nearest you is an authorized collection location, visit the retailer locator and then click “Drop it off” to find your store from the list.
Once in the store, you should see drop-off location areas near where the toner is sold, or you can inquire at the customer service desk. While you won't get cash or credit for turning in your empty toner products, you are doing your part to help the planet and reduce waste in our landfills and waterways.

Lexmark Toner Recycling

Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP)

Lexmark is dedicated to environmentally friendly business practices. We encourage customers to do their part by following the steps below to recycle printer toner cartridges.

Cartridge Recycling

Step 1: Package It
Place the used cartridge in the bag from your new cartridge.
Step 2: Box It
Place the bag containing your used cartridge into the empty box from your new cartridge. Tape the box closed.
Step 3: Label It
Attach the return label included in the box or printed from Lexmark’s web site.
Step 4: Ship It
Place your cartridge for return pick up by the designated carrier.