Printer Cartridge Recycling - Toner Cartridge Recycling | UK

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RESPONSIBLE


PRINTER CARTRIDGE


RECYCLING



ZERO LANDFILL       ZERO INCINERATION       ZERO WASTE      
WELCOME TO THE UK'S
MOST INNOVATIVE & SUSTAINABLE
PRINTER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING SERVICE
Be informed about new WEEE regulations
Set-up your co-branded recycling service
Meet your customer disposal needs
Cover your legal obligations for FREE
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What is WEEE & How are printer cartridges
related to WEEE?

Printer cartridges that require electrical currents to work properly are considered to be within scope of the WEEE Regulations 2013 with enforcement in the UK from 1 January 2016.

The UK WEEE Regulations 2013 impact the waste activities of manufacturers, importers, sellers, distributors and users of most types of electrical and electronic equipment, including printer cartridges.

Basically, any cartridge that has chip or microchip is now considered as a WEEE item!




If you are a Dealer, you have the following obligations since 1st of January 2016!

Obligation - 1

You must provide a way for your customers to dispose of their used printer cartridges (WEEE) when you sell a new version of the same item.

The WEEE regulations apply regardless of how you sell the products, whether direct or by internet, mail order or telephone.

Obligation - 2

Required to provide information to their customers on:

  • The meaning of the crossed out wheeled bin symbol
  • The collection and take back systems available to them
  • Their role in contributing to the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of WEEE under the regulations
  • The potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of hazardous substances in EEE
  • Requirements of the UK to minimise the disposal of WEEE to landfill, and to achieve high levels of collection of WEEE for environmentally sound treatment.

Obligation - 3

Keep records of the numbers of units of WEEE returned and where they have been sent for treatment. Records should be kept for at least four years and should be made available if necessary (WEEE 2013 Regulation 45).

Obligation - 4

Keep records of the information made available to consumers and any changes for at least four years.

WEEE Regulations & Printer Cartridges

Find out how it affects you via our Analytical Guide!

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How our service can cover your obligations
- for FREE!



Obligation - Free Take-Back Service ZeroWasteRecycling
Cover ALL your Obligations for FREE!
  • Free takeback old item when selling a replacement
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  • Collections all around the UK
  • They can charge transport costs, if collecting from customers' premises
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  • Charge clients only the collection costs
  • Give customers at least 28 days to bring back their waste item
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  • No limitation on take back timeframe
  • Take back all types of EEE that they sell
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  • Any printer consumable accepted
  • Provide analytical information to your customers
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  • All necessary information that should be displayed to customers is made available to copy and paste to your website
  • Must pass on collected items to a PCS for treatment (collection costs may apply)
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  • Being an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) contracted by a Producer Compliance Scheme (PCS), Clarity, we are able to accept waste on behalf of PCS direct from waste holder for treatment in the most responsible way possible
  • Keep records of all EEE received and pass to PCS
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  • Our reports show all collection information and cartridge recycling data for you and your customer’s received WEEE, which PCS has evidenced the waste and what was reused and recycled.
  • Keep records for four years
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  • Reports can be retrieved at any time for any time period

Our service ZeroWasteRecycling is a Ready-made solution to offer your customers and channel partners! Enable them to recycle all their waste cartridges responsibly and solve their disposal problem, whilst completing your obligation to offer free disposal.





Find more about ZeroWasteRecycling.co.uk

Zero Waste Recycling is an innovative and environmentally sustainable printer cartridge recycling service created by BCMY Ltd and brought to you by BCMY.

Our service fully meets the best duty of care a company can make when applying the legislated waste management hierarchy, (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, disposal) to guide their decision making.

We reduce the impact of waste cartridges on the environment by reusing cartridges that are able to be refilled, and repairing broken but reusable cartridges. For those consumables that cannot be reused we recycle them back into their raw materials, for reuse in other products, rather than the more common disposal method of incineration or landfill. Zero Landfill Zero Incineration Zero Waste!

WASTE HIERARCHY

Waste Heirarchy
Paperless office

Refilled cartridges

New products

Incineration

Landfill




ALL PRINTER CONSUMABLES ACCEPTED

Original, remanufactured or compatible
Any brand - any model

Inkjets

INKJET CARTRIDGES

INKTANK CARTRIDGES

Inktanks
Laser Toner Cartridge

LASER CARTRIDGES

TONER BOTTLES

Toner Bottle
Imaging Unit

IMAGING UNITS

DRUM UNITS

Imaging Drum
Fuser Unit

FUSER UNITS

TRANSFER BELTS

Transfer Belt
Waste Toner Bottle

WASTE TONER BOTTLES



FIND MORE ABOUT THE TYPES AND BRANDS WE RECYCLE

Responsible Process

Collect Record Separate
    COLLECT   +   RECORD   +   SEPARATE
YOUR CARTRIDGES INTO:
REUSABLE NON
REUSABLE
CLEANED & REPAIRED SEPARATED INTO MATERIAL TYPE
Repair Separate
CARTRIDGE REFILLED TONER DUST EXTRACTED
Refill Toner Extraction
PRINT TESTED SHREDDED
Print Tested Shred
BOXED MATERIAL SEPARATION
Boxed Material Separation
REUSED AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ALTERNATIVE RAW MATERIAL REMANUFACTURED
Recycling Recycling


ALL MATERIALS
REUSED OR RECYCLED

Printer cartridges that cannot be reused are safely broken down into their different material components and then manufactured into alternative products such as car parts, steel building structures, aluminium cans, marine paint, road surfacing, and colorant products.
ALUMINIUM
Aluminium

4%

STEEL
Iron

42%

COPPER
Copper

>1%

MIXED PLASTICS
Plastic

44%

OTHER
Rubber

3%

INK & TONER
Toner

6%







Key Characteristics of ZeroWasteRecycling.co.uk tailored to your needs!



Legislation

  • Help satisfy your distributor and reseller responsibilities by providing a free collection programme to end users in advance of printer cartridges becoming part of WEEE regulations at the start of 2016
  • Fulfils your duty of care to the highest standards
  • Complies with all relevant legislation including provision of waste transfer notes

Monitoring

  • Offers 100% Transparency with user defined reporting and administration across multiple sites and channels
  • View cartridge quantities and types returned from your customers to identify gaps and opportunities for further cartridge sales and changing market trends
  • Understand where and when your customers are using your products

Collection

  • Offer a ready-made collection system to you and your customers through the UK mainland
  • Accepts all printer consumables no matter what type or brand, original/remanufactured or compatible
  • Simple and user friendly online booking service
  • Order co-branded collection boxes or use your own, as long as it doesn't exceed these limits:

    Standard (80x30x40cm) - Max 25kg 
    Oversized (80x40x50cm) - Max 35kg
    Pallet (Max 1m x 1.2m) - Max 1.8m high - No weight restriction

Cost

  • Provide free recycling and only charge for collection
  • Choose to provide a "free at the point of use" service for all or some of your customers through prepayment, collection pool and collection voucher features


How you can register your multiple sites, customers or channel partners...

Each collection address must be registered as a separate account. The highest authority in your organisation should register the first account - this will be the "master" account, which will organise and manage any additional sub-accounts. Each additional site should then be registered via the "Accounts & Credit" page on the master account or by sending them an intelligent link, which this can sign-up through, located in the same section. One user can create and administer multiple accounts or each sub-account can have separate user.





Quick steps how to access our service &
fulfil your legal obligations!

  1. Register with our service!

  2. Download the ready-made marketing material, regarding the information you need to provide to your customers and display on your website or in-store.

  3. If you plan to offer the service directly to your customers, use the intelligent recycling link (located into your account: "Marketing Material") as the way for your customers to access your free take back and disposal service. This link can be placed on your website, emails, digital invoices and delivery notes. It can also be used via our social media pages to cover your obligations and achieve your marketing objectives.

  4. If you plan to collect directly from your customers and/or take-back in-store, you will not need to use the intelligent link, but can book collections/arrange deliveries of your cartridge WEEE via your account.

  5. For every cartridge that we receive from you or your customers, we will provide a full breakdown statement showing what happened to each cartridge, reused or recycled, along with all waste transfer notes and proof of your duty of care in dealing with your WEEE.

  6. Log into your account to view and print any records, statistics, Waste Transfer Notes, or proof of your duty of care at any time.

After completing all these steps, then you are FULLY COMPLIANT
with the NEW WEEE REGULATIONS for Distributors/Resellers/Dealers!




WEEE Regulations & Printer Cartridges

Find out how it affects you via our Analytical Guide!

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What other clients asked us
before they register with our service!

Which are my costs for the service?

There isn't any registration fee for our service. You can provide this service straight to your customers after completing your registration, and you can choose to pass all the collection costs to your customers! You will have to pay only when you are going to arrange a collection of printer cartridges from your premises.

Why there is a cost on the service?

We provide one service that can arrange collections across the UK, accepts all types and brands of printer cartridges, processes and recycles all the non-reusable items into their raw material forms. We only charge for the collection cost, while we provide all treatment and recycling side for free, ensuring your free disposal route, as an obligation.

Do you accept other WEEE items except printer cartridges?

Our service is designed to accept all printer consumables, such as laser/toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, inktanks, fusers, drum units, toner bottles etc. We don't accept any other WEEE item currently.

Why I should choose to sign up to ZeroWasteRecycling, instead of being part of Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS)?

Being part of DTS is the easy choice, but can cause problems for your customers, whilst losing the chance to increase your environmental reputation. Customer needs to deliver items to a waste recycling site. May cause problems to some businesses to deliver large toner cartridges and not being accepted to the DCF. You lose any market advantage over other dealers in the area of environmental awareness, care or service offering. Not a co-branded service that can increase your reputation.

I have a recycling collection scheme already set-up!

If you already have a recycling scheme, please ensure that it is fully compliant with new WEEE regulations and meets all the following:
  • Accepts all WEEE printer consumables
  • Items received are passed to a PCS (Direct) or a contracted AATF (Indirect)
  • Does not charge the customer (Collection cost acceptable)
  • Records every item received
  • Accessible and advertised to all your customers
Lastly, check that you have the right waste storage exemption (S2) if collecting directly from your customer.

I collect and sell my customers empty cartridges, can I still do this?

If you collect and sell your customers empty cartridges, then you need to meet all the criteria mentioned on the above FAQ, as well as that you have a T11 - WEEE exemption and keep records of where all items went, using only ATF's etc.

What happens if I don't implement the necessary actions described in this document to become compliant?

If you fail to comply with the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations, you can be prosecuted and fined up to £5,000 at a magistrate's court, or get an unlimited fine from a Crown Court. You may sometimes get warning letters and formal cautions before a prosecution. You can also report someone who's breaking the regulations to the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO). NMRO Enforcement Authority | Stanton Avenue, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0JZ | Telephone: 020 8943 7227


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