Oakland

Printer ink cartridges

Printer ink cartridges
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Updated on July 14, 2021

Instructions

Locate a business that will refill your cartridge. If that is not possible, take them to East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, 4695 Telegraph Ave. (drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave. between 46th and 47th streets), Oakland, CA. If that's not possible, drop cartridges at Berkeley Recycling Center, 669 Gilman St. (corner of 2nd & Gilman). Or, at El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Center 7501 Schmidt Ln., El Cerrito, CA. Many office supply store will accept them, but call first.

Alternatives

Find places to buy brand printer ink cartridges for less, use remanufactured ink cartridges, use printer ink refill kits, and purchase printers that use less expensive ink.

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Facts

Ink cartridges are multi-material items, therefore must be landfill, if not reused or recycled through a business doing the complex process of breaking down the cartridges, separating the different materials. melting the plastics, and remanufacturing new cartridges.

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