Simply and thus thoughtlessly disposing of toner cartridges with household waste is a major environmental sin!

Here are a few figures to illustrate this claim:

  • In Europe, around 4 million toner cartridges and approx. 40 million ink cartridges are disposed of in household waste every year
  • Valuable reusable materials are irretrievably lost during incineration!
  • Only 30% of all toner cartridges used are recycled and reused
Müll vermeiden - die Entsorgung von alten Tonerkartuschen verhindern

Yet there is a whole range of options for eliminating this imbalance - and without much effort on your part as a consumer. The principle "Reuse - Reduce - Recycle" summarises possible alternatives for the disposal of toner cartridges in a nutshell.

Reuse - Reuse instead of waste disposal of toner cartridges

With raw materials becoming increasingly scarce, reusing products is a very sensible alternative to disposing of toner cartridges in the trash. Instead of simply throwing away an empty printer cartridge or ink cartridge, in most cases it can be refilled and reused. For you as a consumer, there is nothing more to do for this than to send your empty and used toners and inks to a recycling company. At Geldfuermuell, we are one such recycling company that is even certified for environmentally conscious operations. As a reward for sending us your toner cartridges, we can pay a remuneration for most of them. So you benefit yourself by not disposing of toner cartridges in the trash in the future. We check the returned empty cartridges for integrity, carry out any necessary refurbishment and refill them.

Reduce - Saving on materials delays disposal of toner cartridges

The Reduce principle is an important factor in avoiding waste and delaying the disposal of toner cartridges. With just a few considerations, you can effectively reduce the consumption of toner material. Simply ask yourself before each printout whether it is really necessary and only print out what you really need in paper form. This will not only save you toner, but also paper. As a consumer, you can do a great service for the environment with your behaviour - and for your wallet, because the less toner you use when printing, the less often you have to worry about buying new toner.

Recycle - Recycling valuable raw materials instead of disposing of toner cartridges

As a certified waste disposal company, we are the right partner for you if you are considering recycling toner cartridges instead of disposing of them in the trash. Don't just throw the used cartridges away, but send us your empties. We can even pay you a remuneration for most toner and ink cartridges. You can find out how high this can be and, above all, which cartridges can be purchased by us here. To make recycling instead of disposing of toner cartridges even easier for you, we will even provide you with a packing option free of charge if required and give you tips on how best to send your cartridges to us. Recycling is only possible if toner cartridges are not disposed of!

Stop disposing of toner cartridges with household waste!

Stop disposing of toner cartridges with household waste!

Help prevent the thoughtless disposal of toner cartridges and increase the share of reused cartridges instead. In the approximately 8 million printers sold each year in Germany, there are toner cartridges or printer cartridges that once went through a complex manufacturing process. Most of these cartridges are designed in such a way that refilling would even be possible several times without any problems. So instead of disposing of toner cartridges, the manufacturer has already made provisions for their sensible reuse. However, if consumers simply dispose of the empty cartridges in the rubbish, recycling in the sense of environmental protection is not possible. Making recycling possible can certainly be seen as a must for manufacturers, recyclers, recyclers and consumers. Numerous studies have shown that the environmental impact of a reused cartridge is many times less than that of a toner cartridge that has been disposed of after only one use. But there is another advantage for consumers when empty toner cartridges escape disposal and are instead earmarked for reuse: At Geldfuermuell, we pay money for most cartridge types. Here we explain which printer cartridges and cartridges we buy for remuneration and how easy it all is.

Sell old sorted* printer cartridges!

Sell old sorted printer cartridges!

* Sorted by manufacturer and model, Purchase according to our buying price list.


Dispose old unsorted* printer cartridges!

Dispose of old unsorted printer cartridges!

* Disposal of all Original Equipment Manufacturer modules, transport paid by sender.

Prevent disposal of toner cartridges and avoid waste

Don't just throw away empty toner cartridges! Instead, help to protect the environment and save valuable resources by refilling empty toner and printer cartridges. Please remember:

Any kind of empty module belongs neither in

  • the household waste or residual waste (black bin),
  • nor in the commercial waste,
  • the bulky waste,
  • the office waste,
  • in the yellow bag,
  • the recycling bin,
  • waste bins of all kinds (containers, mixed waste containers),
  • still in collection stations, collection containers.

All of these ways lead to the disposal of toner cartridges or, more clearly, to the destruction of a product that was once manufactured using valuable raw materials and procedurally complex and designed in such a way that it would be suitable for multiple reuse. Disposing of toner cartridges in this way should therefore be taboo! Instead, they must be recycled true to the principle of "Reuse - Reduce - Recycle"!

Why you should prevent the disposal of toner cartridges

At some point, due to material fatigue and wear, there will be nothing left to do but dispose of a toner cartridge in one of the ways mentioned above. Until then, however, a lot of time passes during which the cartridge can be refilled with toner several times and thus be used again. Repeated recycling by refilling empty cartridges is an uncomplicated and effective way to avoid waste. You too can join in!

Refurbished, refilled recycled toner cartridges are every bit as good as original toner cartridges. Give your toner cartridges the chance to show their full potential and be used many more times without any loss of quality. If a cartridge is no longer suitable for recycling, we will dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner. Leave this decision to us, we will only dispose of empty toner cartridges if they cannot be reused.

Join us and make sure your empty toner cartridges are recycled in an environmentally friendly way:

Have your toner cartridges recycled instead of disposed of. And to make it worthwhile not only for the environment but also for your wallet, we provide remuneration for the most common models. Use our practical search function at the top of the page!