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When To Get Rid Of An Old Printer Ink Cartridge

2010-08-24

Old printer ink cartridges can be potentially hazardous to the environment if not disposed of properly. An old print cartridge, for example, that ends up in a waterway could allow chemicals to enter streams which animals and humans use. To get rid of an old print cartridge in a non-hazardous way, there are two things you can do. Whether you buy printer ink online, or in a retail store, the first thing you can do to properly dispose of an old printer cartridge, is to recycle the cartridge in a store that accepts and pays for an old print cartridge. The second thing that you can do is to reuse the ink cartridge either by refilling it with ink and reusing the ink cartridge in your printer, or to reuse the ink cartridge for other purposes.

Even if you bought your printer ink online you can take the old cartridge to a store that buys or recycles them. You are helping the environment by disposing of the ink cartridge in a safe way and recycling will help reduce waste in the environment. Recycling is a good practice that everyone can do that goes a long way in helping reduce landfills and reduce ink runoff into the environment. In addition, if the store buys ink cartridges, you may be able to get cash for your old print cartridge. This is not only an environmentally friendly way to get rid of an old printer ink cartridge, but it can be one that makes some money for you at the same time.

To get rid of an old printer ink cartridge from your printer, you may be able to repurpose the ink cartridge to use it for other things. For example, if you refill the ink cartridge, you could reuse the cartridge if it is not damaged. Or, you could use the ink cartridge as a container for a small plant, or as part of a larger project, like a birdhouse feeder. Instead of throwing out an old print cartridge into the trash, there may be many things that you could do to extend the life of the ink cartridge even if it is not used for holding ink in your printer.

There are many ways to get rid of an old printer ink cartridge, but at least two ways to be environmentally conscious while doing it. By recycling and selling back an old printer ink cartridge to a store, you can do your part to help the environment and make some money. By reusing an older printer ink cartridge, you can reduce waste and extend the life of a cartridge for other purposes.

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