Putting Cartridges into Service, Not Landfill
The toner cartridges in Ricoh fax, printers and some small copiers incorporate
mechanical and electrical components that are part of the imaging process. When
the toner runs out, many of these parts are in as-new condition and can be
re-used. Recycling these cartridges keeps them out of landfills and conserves
the materials and energy it would take to make new ones.
Recovering 95-100% of the Total Weight
Through the Ricoh Toner Cartridge Return Program , cartridges
are disassembled and all parts - including shipping and packing materials - are
sorted for parts re-use, material recovery and energy recovery. The parts are
cleaned and inspected using sophisticated testing systems and equipment. Those
that meet Ricoh's strict quality standards are re-used in new cartridges. Parts
not suitable for re-use are sent to material recovery partners. What little is
left is used to generate energy.
The recycling plant itself is ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality management and
ISO 14001 certified for environmental management. The facility generates zero
waste, which means that no product of its operation ends up in a landfill.
Ricoh encourages recycling of all end-of-life equipment and supplies. Our Toner
Cartridge Return Program makes it easy by including pre-paid UPS or FedEx
shipping labels with all of our returnable supplies. Simply re-use the
replacement cartridge box as a return package.
To determine if your supplies are eligible for pre-paid return via the Toner
Cartridge Return Program , please look for the pre-addressed shipping label in
the supply box. Easy to follow instructions are printed on the box’s inner flap.
Select your Ricoh model from the menu below to determine the
recycling/return option of the model's toner cartridge.