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Product Stewardship and Recycling

Reduce your carbon footprint and set a good example in your workplace. 

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Recycling and resource recovery are an important part of any sustainability effort. As part of our sustainable business practices, we offer various programs to help you recycle your used consumables, imaging equipment, parts and non-fibrous packaging.

By working together, we can protect the environment, use resources efficiently and reduce needless waste.
 
 

Dispose of e-waste with your local state program or with us

Disposing of e-waste in an environmentally friendly way is the right thing to do, and in some states, it's the law. Select a state below to see if regulations apply where you live and work. If there's no local program in your state, click the link to Ricoh's program, which is free and easy to use, and operates in accordance with state recycling laws. 
 
 

Return used consumables like toner cartridges and maintenance kits

We encourage recycling of end-of-life consumables/supplies, and recommend that you use your local recycling resources whenever possible to reduce environmental impact. If local recycling is not available, you can easily return items through our Toner Cartridge/Container/Maintenance Kit Return Programs.

We have simplified our take-back capabilities so you can return your genuine Ricoh, Savin and Lanier toner containers using their own carton boxes, to help reduce CO2 impact and support our green initiatives. This program not only saves you time and money, but it helps the environment even more by eliminating the need for new box materials.

There are three different preparation methods for returning consumable items:
 
For cartridges that have UPS or FedEx shipping labels inside, remove the label from the box. Place the used cartridge in the box and tape the prepaid shipping label to the outside of the package. Please use the return instructions on the label. 
 
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For multiple cartridges using the original packaging or a large box that you supply:

 

By returning multiple cartridges at one time, you'll reduce the CO2 impact of shipping individual cartridges. Please remove toner cartridges out of individual boxes and consolidate the cartridges into a larger cardboard box. Tape the prepaid label to the package, and be sure to tape all seams to prevent leakage. Drop the package off at a UPS shipping location or include it with your next pickup or drop-off at your facility. If you call UPS to pick up this specific item, you’re responsible for the pickup cost. The return package’s dimensions should be:

 

  • No larger than 165 inches (419 cm) in combined length and girth (2x width + 2x height).
  • No longer than 108 inches (270 cm).
  • No more than 25 lbs. in weight.
 
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For toner cartridges and maintenance kits that do not have a prepaid shipping label inside the box (for small offices with few returns):

Click on the button below to print a prepaid shipping label. Tape the label to the outside of the package, and follow the return instructions on the form. Please note: For the prepaid shipping label link to work properly, you must access it through this Ricoh page only.

When filling out the form to print the prepaid label to return the consumables, you need an EDP code.

EDP codes are product designations used to identify a specific consumable item for Ricoh, Savin and Lanier products. You can find the code on the label of the original carton box; in some instances, it can be found on the cartridge or container itself. If the box is unavailable or the cartridge/container is unmarked, please contact your supplier to obtain this information. Please note: You need only one EDP code per return, even if you are returning multiple cartridges in one box.
 
 

Recycle equipment parts and non-fiber packaging materials

If your community offers recycling of equipment parts and non-fiber packaging materials, please use this option to minimize CO2 emissions associated with shipping. Alternatively, you can pack and ship items to us at your expense, using your preferred carrier, and we'll absorb the cost of recycling returned items. We cannot accept packages whose shipping costs are not paid by the sender. Here's what you can ship to us at the address listed below:

 

  • The plastic bags, Styrofoam and other non-fiber materials using to keep Ricoh, Savin and Lanier products safe during shipping.
  • The parts and components that come from servicing your Ricoh, Savin and Lanier products.

Ricoh Americas Parts Recycling Center
250 W. North Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

 
 

Choose environmentally friendly recycling methods for end-of-life equipment

When you can't use local equipment-recycling resources, please take advantage of these programs to recycle products from Ricoh, Savin and Lanier:

Desktop printers and cameras/projectors/unified communications systems (UCS): To recycle these products, start with our online process. Our program operates in accordance with state recycling laws. For products that qualify for California SB20/50 recycling, find a local recycler at CalRecycle.

Floor-standing multifunction printers (MFPs) and whiteboards: Call 1-973-882-5246 during standard business hours and provide your name, address, model number(s) and serial number(s) to receive an RMA number and ship-to address. The RMA information must be on the bill of lading that's addressed to the Ricoh Americas-designated recycling center. You are responsible for the cost to ship the item(s), and you must make the transportation and payment arrangements. If you don't have a preferred trucking firm, you can contact TTR Shipping at 1-888-333-6865 to request the Ricoh Americas rate schedule to return end-of-life equipment. We cannot accept “freight collect” shipments.

Return IBM® or InfoPrint® printers: To return an IBM® or InfoPrint® printer, please send an email (in English) to PrinterEnvironmental@ricoh-usa.com and provide the following details. We will then respond to notify you whether the product is eligible for take-back and instructions on how to proceed:

  • Model number of product
  • Your company name
  • Contact name
  • Work address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
Thank you for recycling!