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What is Lexmark Toner Recycling?


Lexmark Toner Recycling

What is Lexmark's Toner Recycling Program

What usually happens to your office's old printer cartridges? If they go into the trash can, you're not alone.

Research shows over 350 million cartridges end up in landfills every year. This number increases by 12% each year. A major reason for this is many people don't understand the process of recycling them.

If you're printing often, you know how much waste you can produce. Let's explore how the Lexmark toner recycling program can help you go "green" today.

Why Recycle Toner Cartridges?

Toners may take up to 1,000 years to break down in landfills. Recycling your toner cartridge is better for the environment and a wonderful way for companies to operate more sustainably.

Recycle your empty toner cartridges right away so the ink residue won't dry out. This will make the cartridges easier to clean for reuse.

Lexmark Toner Recycling Program

Lexmark gives its customers a chance to decrease their waste through its toner cartridge reuse and recycling program. This program is free, convenient, and easy. Businesses using this program can instantly decrease their environmental footprints and honestly promote themselves as sustainable companies.

Lexmark recycled thirty-six percent of its printer cartridges shipped globally through the program in 2022. The US has an even higher toner return rate of 50%.

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How To Recycle Your Printer Toner

Recycling your Lexmark Toner first starts in ordering a new toner for your device. Once you've ordered your new toner 

  1. Package it - The first step in recycling your Lexmark cartridge is to package it. Put the old cartridge in your new cartridge's bag.
  2. Box it - Put the bag in your new cartridge's empty box, and secure the box for shipping using tape.
  3. Label it - The next step is to label the box. Attach the Lexmark return label that came with the box. You can also ask for a return label from Lexmark if your box doesn't have one.
  4. Ship it - The final step in recycling your cartridge is to leave the box with the required carrier for pickup. You may schedule a return pickup at your business or take the box to the carrier's store for shipping.

Feel free to Contact us if you have any questions about the process or need help. We are a local copier dealer that partners with businesses in the Michigan in helping them with eco-friendly choices. We also have advice for how to recycle toner cartridges for Kyocera and Sharp which can be seen here:

Read about Kyocera Toner Cartidge Recycling

Read about Sharp Toner Cartridge Recycling


Help With Managed Print Services

Recycling your toner cartridge is easy with the Lexmark toner recycling program. This program is a simple way for you to decrease your carbon footprint and market yourself as an eco-friendly business.

At American Office Solutions, we're proud to offer top-tier managed print services, which include tracking your toner usage. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services, and partner with us today!

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Brad McEldowney

Written by Brad McEldowney

AOS has been providing a culture of care since 1969. I have the privilege of following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather in serving as the third generation of ownership for our company. We sell and service office equipment, software and technology that helps your business or organization run smoothly. We are nationally recognized for the level of service we provide our clients and have seen consistent growth as a result.

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