Ink Cartridge Recycling

We have a partnership with Printer Cartridge Recycling Ltd to help raise funds for our charity work. Computer Aid International and Printer Cartridge Recycling Ltd, a leading recycling company, have developed a scheme to turn your empty small inkjet cartridges, mobile phones and surplus unused cartridges into valuable funds. This extra income will help us run our projects, cover our costs, and grant more access to technology.

How the Scheme Works:

  1. Register a business account at – your account will be activated within 48hrs and you can login to the members' area to access features such as requesting a collection box, FREE collection and see what you have raised for Computer Aid International in your breakdowns. Please note: On the registration, please type ‘Computer Aid’ as the Payee and we will ensure all funds you raise go to this charity.
  2. Once, you have a minimum of 40 items which can be a combination of empty small inkjet cartridges, mobile phones and unused surplus items – you can login and request a FREE collection. All items must be in a sealed box and we will arrange a FREE Royal Mail label so you can take the parcel to any post/sorting office or we will arrange a courier/own vehicle to collect depending on the size of the consignment.
  3. Your items will be booked in and once fully processed a breakdown will appear on your account. When the account balance is £15 or more the funds will automatically be transferred to Computer Aid International.

Please note: If you are unable to reach the minimum of 40 items, we do have another website you can go to and still donate to Computer Aid International:

This is an opportunity to help Computer Aid International and the environment.

Did you know:

  • More than 30 million inkjet cartridges are dumped each year in the UK (1800 tonnes) 
  • Each inkjet can take up to 1000 years to decompose.
  • On average, in the UK, mobile phone users upgrade their handsets every 18 months
  • It is thought that only 20% of these are ever reused or recycled