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Ink & Toner Cartridge Recycling Program

depot recycle box

Purchasing Services is partnering with Telrose Corporation and Office Depot to provide easy, convenient and green recycling programs for all of your used ink and toner cartridges.

Rather than shipping the used ink or toner cartridges individually, Telrose Corporation is consolidating shipments for the entire University. Your Telrose Corporation delivery person will pick-up used cartridges from your office, palletize them, and ship them in bulk to the recycler.

  • To request a pick-up of your used cartridges, simply send an email with your name, address and suite/office to Telrose Corporation Customer Service.
  • Ensure you place your used ink or toner cartridge in the box of the new supplier you purchased, sealing the box prior to Telrose pickup.

It's easy, it's convenient, and it's free. Why wouldn't you RECYCLE? Please direct all questions related to this program to Martin Hull at Telrose.

What about Remanufactured Cartridges?

Remanufactured cartridges were once “drilled and filled”. Now cartridges undergo extensive testing and have a 100% quality guarantee and cost 10-15% less.

In FY07, Penn purchased ~15.4K ink/toner cartridges:
  • Only 11.8% were remanufactured cartridges.
In FY08, Penn purchased ~22.6K ink/toner cartridges:
  • Only 10.5% were remanufactured cartridges.
In FY09, Penn purchased ~21K ink/toner cartridges:
  • Only 12.2% were remanufactured cartridges.