Recycling

Canon Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Programme

We make it easy to send us your genuine Canon inkjet cartridges for recycling.
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Canon Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Programme

About

Canon assumes responsibility for the recycling and recovery of raw materials from genuine Canon cartridges which customers return using this programme. Consideration for the environment goes into every aspect of design, beginning with the selection of materials and their configuration into products right through to the recycling of cartridges.
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INK CARTRIDGE RECYCLING

Recycle your ink Cartridges

Download and print your Freepost label to return your Canon inkjet cartridges for recycling

Benefits

  • Free recycling of your Canon Toner Cartridges

    Free recycling of your Canon Toner Cartridges

    Saving you on the cost of ordinary disposal.

  • Full regulatory compliance

    Full regulatory compliance

    All agents used by Canon hold the required licenses, giving you the peace of mind that your waste is being dealt with in the appropriate way.

  • No cartridge goes to landfill

    No cartridge goes to landfill

    Canon assumes responsibility for recycling and recovering 100% of the toner cartridges that customers return to us.

  • Re-utilising parts and materials

    Re-utilising parts and materials

    By buying and recycling your Canon toner cartridges with us you help ensure a closed loop system and minimise our use of raw materials.

Acceptable Cartridges

If you are sure, you have a genuine Canon inkjet cartridge but it is not on the list below, please contact us using our contact form. and we will advise you if it is accepted within the recycling programme.

BCI

CL

CLI

GI

MC

PFI

PG

PGI

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-15 BK

CL-38

CLI-8 BK

GI-490 BK

MC-20 OS

PFI-1000 MBK

PG-40

PGI-5 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-15 CL

CL-41

CLI-8 G

GI-490 C

MC-G02

PFI-1000 PBK

PG-50

PGI-520 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-16

CL-52

CLI-8 R

GI-490 M

MC-G01

PFI-1000 C

PG-37

PGI_525 PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-3E BK

CL-511

CLI-8 C

GI-490 Y

PFI-1000 M

PG-510

PGI-550 PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-3E C

CL-513

CLI-8 M

GI-590 BK

PFI-1000 Y

PG-512

PGI-550XL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-3E M

CL-541

CLI-8 PC

GI-590 C

PFI-1000 PC

PG-540XL

PGI-555XL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-3E Y

CL-541XL

CLI-8 PM

GI-590 M

PFI-1000 PM

PG-540

PGI-570 PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 BK

CL-546

CLI-8 Y

GI-590 Y

PFI-1000 GY

PG-545

PGI-570XL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 C

CL-546XL

CLI-521 BK

GI-40 PGBK

PFI-1000 PGY

PG-545XL

PGI-570 PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 M

CL-561

CLI-521 GY

GI-40 C

PFI-1000 B

PG-560

PGI-570XL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 PC

CL-561XL

CLI-521 C

GI-40 M

PFI-1000 R

PG-560XL

PGI-35

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 PM

CL-441

CLI-521 M

GI-40 Y

PFI-1000 CO

PGI-29 C

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 Y

CL-441XL

CLI-526 BK

GI-50 PGBK

PFI-300 PBK

PGI-29 CO

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 G

CLI-526 GY

GI-50 C

PFI-300 C

PGI-29 DGY

Acceptable Cartridges

Yes. BNC

CLI-526 Y

GI-50 M

PFI-300 M

PGI-29 GY

Acceptable Cartridges

BCI-6 R

CLI-526 C

GI-50 Y

PFI-300 Y

PGI-29 LGY

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-526 M

GI-41 PGBK

PFI-300 MBK

PGI-29 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-526 PGBK

GI-41 C

PFI-300 GY

PGI-29 R

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551XL BK

GI-41 M

PFI-300 PM

PGI-29 MBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551XL C

GI-41 Y

PFI-300 PC

PGI-29 PBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551XL GY

GI-51 PGBK

PFI-300 R

PGI-29 PC

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551XL M

GI-51 C

PFI-300 CO

PGI-29 PM

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551XL Y

GI-51 M

PGI-29 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551 BK

GI-51 Y

PGI-72 C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551 C

GI-46 PGBK

PGI-72 CO

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551 M

GI-46 C

PGI-72 GY

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551 Y

GI-46 M

PGI-72 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-551 GY

GI-46 Y

PGI-72 MBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL BK

GI-56 PGBK

PGI-72 PBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL C

GI-56 C

PGI-72 PC

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL GY

GI-56 M

PGI-72 PM

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL M

GI-56 Y

PGI-72 R

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL Y

GI-43 BK

PGI-72 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571 BK

GI-43 C

PGI-7 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571 C

GI-43 GY

PGI-9 C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571 GY

GI-43 M

PGI-9 Clear

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571 M

GI-43 R

PGI-9 G

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571 Y

GI-43 Y

PGI-9 GY

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL BK

GI-53 BK

PGI-9 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL C

GI-53 C

PGI-9 MBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL GY

GI-53 M

PGI-9 PC

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL M

GI-53 R

PGI-9 PBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-571XL Y

GI-53 Y

PGI-9 PM

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-36

GI-53 GY

PGI-9 R

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 BK

PGI-9 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 C

PGI-1500XL BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 GY

PGI-1500XL C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 LGY

PGI-1500XL M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 M

PGI-1500XL Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 PC

PGI-1500 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 PM

PGI-1500 C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-42 Y

PGI-1500 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XXL BK

PGI-1500 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XXL C

PGI-2500XL BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XXL M

PGI-2500XL C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XXL Y

PGI-2500XL M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XXL PB

PGI-2500XL Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XL BK

PGI-2500 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XL C

PGI-2500 C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XL M

PGI-2500 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XL Y

PGI-2500 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581XL PB

PGI-580XXL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581 BK

PGI-580XL PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581 C

PGI-580 PGBK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-581 PB

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 BK

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 C

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 Y

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 M

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 GY

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 PC

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 PM

Acceptable Cartridges

CLI-65 LGY

FAQs

You may have some questions about our inkjet cartridge recycling programme. The questions below are the most frequently asked questions and we hope they satisfy your need for more information.

Can I return more than one inkjet cartridge at once?

The freepost label that we issue for the return of Canon inkjet cartridges are designed to be affixed to a box or envelope containing multiple cartridges. We would appreciate it if you could send at least five cartridges in each package.

Can I return non-Canon inkjet cartridges?

Only genuine Canon-manufactured inkjet cartridges can be returned to Canon for recycling. If you have non-Canon cartridges please contact the manufacturer or the place of purchase for recycling information and options.

Does Canon offer a recycling service for other cartridges (e.g. toner cartridges or toner bottles)?

Canon has a recycling service for its toner cartridges. To return your Canon toner cartridges, please click on this link. For toner bottles the policies and procedures vary from country to country and we recommend that you contact your national Canon office for more information.

How are the inkjet cartridges recycled?

The inkjet cartridges are sent to a recycling facility where the cartridges are unpacked and then mechanically crushed into small pieces. The crushed elements of plastics and metals are then separated before being recycled.

How do you use and store my personal data?

We don’t capture any personal data and therefore do not store any data. I can’t get the cartridge out of the printer. Please refer to your printer user guide or contact the Canon help desk for technical support.

I don’t want to wait until I have five cartridges. Can I send just one at a time?

Canon’s inkjet cartridge recycling programme has been set up to reduce waste and re-use resources. We value your support for the recycling programme, and it will help us minimise the carbon footprint of this service if at least five cartridges are returned per envelope.

My cartridge is leaking – can I still send it to you?

The inkjet cartridge recycling programme is designed for empty Canon cartridges only. While there may be remnants of ink left in the cartridge, this is acceptable but please take effort to prevent leakages. However, if your cartridge is not empty or is leaking large amounts of ink, we regret that this is not suitable for the recycling programme.

In this case, please dispose of the cartridge in a safe manner within your normal waste streams.

The inkjet recycling website is not appearing properly on my screen.

The cartridge recycling site is developed to work with browser versions such as Internet Explorer 6 or newer, Firefox 3.5 or newer, Google Chrome and Safari 5 or newer. JavaScript support needs to be enabled. If you are having technical problems the freepost label, you may request through our contact form.

What inkjet cartridges does Canon take back?

All genuine Canon inkjet cartridges from our PIXMA devices can be returned to Canon. Unfortunately, we cannot accept large format ink cartridges. If you have these cartridges, please contact your local Canon office to find out the recycling options that are available in your country. Check our list of acceptable Ink & Toner catridges.

Why can’t I send other (non-Canon) cartridges to you, as you have an established recycling programme?

Our inkjet cartridge recycling programme is provided for the return of genuine Canon inkjet cartridges only. We cannot accept cartridges from other manufacturers because we could not confirm the composition of the materials and inks used in order to remain legally compliant. Please contact your cartridge manufacturer for further information on the recycling services they provide.

Why can’t I find my country in the list?

We regret that Canon is not yet offering a return solution for inkjet cartridges in your country. Please dispose of your inkjet cartridges through your local recycling facilities.

INKJET RECYCLING

Terms & Conditions

Your participation in and use of the Canon Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Programme and Canon’s supply of the relevant services are governed by Canon’s Terms and Conditions. The general disclaimer is incorporated in these terms and conditions by reference and forms an integral part hereof. The general disclaimer can be printed and accessed by clicking on the link above as well as via the link at the bottom of Canon’s website.

In accordance with the applicable Terms and Conditions of use referred to above, Canon will not use the personal data provided by you in relation to the Canon’s Toner Cartridge Recycle Programme for marketing purposes or to inform you about other products and services.

Please note that you may only use Canon Inkjet Cartridge Recycle Programme to return empty genuine Canon inkjet cartridges. Without prejudice to Canon’s other rights in case of breach of any provision in these terms and conditions Canon has the right to reject any further participation in and use of Canon Inkjet Cartridge Recycle Programme and Canon may stop the supply of the relevant services immediately. Furthermore, Canon reserves the right to claim compensation in case of breach of any of these terms and conditions.

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