The Recycling Factory

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Raise money and care for the environment by recycling for Sense!

Sense has teamed-up with The Recycling Factory to raise money through donations of printer cartridges.

By taking part in the recycling scheme, you can help Sense to raise critical money to aid our work in supporting people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

A little deafblind boy called Jesse sitting smilingHere is how your recycling donations can support the work that we do:

  • £5 could pay for a pottery session for a deafblind person
  • £10 could pay for a tambourine to help a deafblind child to express themselves and stimulate their hearing
  • £10 could pay for a specialist horse-riding session for a deafblind person
  • £30 could pay for a deafblind child to enjoy a canoeing session

The recycling scheme is completely free of charge and 100 per cent of the value of all inkjet cartridges successfully recycled will be donated to this charity. There are certain cartridges which are eligible for the charity scheme, so please ensure that you check to see if yours is listed on the The Recycling Factory website.

If your inkjet cartridge is listed and you would like to send it into us, please click on the freepost downloadable label below and affix to your own packaging. Please note that the freepost weight limit is 1kg; if you have multiple items and think that you may exceed this weight limit, you may have to split them into smaller packages.

Alternatively you can also drop your inkjet cartridges into your local Sense charity shop. Find your local Sense shop.

If you would like to recycle laser toner cartridges, please contact us on 0800 091 0696.

Please download your freepost label here by clicking on the image below.

Recycling in larger volumes

If you are looking to recycle in larger volumes i.e. quantities of 100 or more inkjet cartridges, or quantities of more than 20 laser toner cartridges, you must ensure that you check the lists above to ensure that what you are sending in is accepted on the scheme.  If your items are eligible, please call The Recycling Factory Team on 0800 091 0696 to set up a free recycling account.  Once your account is in place, you will be able to access online instructions on how to package your items and how to arrange a free courier collection.

First published: Thursday 5 July 2012
Updated: Monday 7 November 2016