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Toner Cartridge Brigade®

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Brigade Update

Important Message about this Waste Stream

As of April 1, the Inkjet and Toner Cartridge Brigade programs will be consolidated into one Brigade, called the Inkjet & Toner Cartridge Brigade. If you participate in one of these programs, your account will be automatically transferred to the Inkjet & Toner Cartridge Brigade.

Every year millions of toner cartridges are discarded across America when they become empty. TerraCycle® is proud to offer a second life for these toner cartridges.

For each approved toner cartridge unit received, your collection location will be awarded 25 TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!

Participating in a TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Toner Cartridge Brigade®, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:

  1. Collect at least 15 toner cartridges (approved waste is listed below) and fill up a shipping box. Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag and use eco-friendly padding.
  2. Download a pre-paid shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE”. You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
  3. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.

For more detailed information please check out the Toner Cartridge Brigade FAQ.

And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Toner Cartridge Brigade Poster and Toner Cartridge Brigade Thermometer Poster to help promote your efforts and keep track of your collections.

Toner Cartridge Brigade accepted waste:

  • Brother: TN420,DR420,TN450,DR620,DR350,DR360,DR500,DR520,TN330,DR500,DR510,
  • Canon:E-16, 120
  • Dell:1815DN, 2335, 3110, 3115, 3130
  • HP:CE740A,CE741A,CE743A,CE742A,CE270A,CE272A,CE271A,CE273A,
    C3909A,C4127X, C4129X,C8061,C8543X,CC364A,CC364X,CC531A,CC532A,CC533A,




  • Lexmark:Optra T630, Optra T632, E120, T640, T642, T644, T420, T650
  • Panasonic:UG – 5510, UG – 5520, UG-3350
  • Xerox:N4525/W820 Fuser, Docuprint 4525
  • Apple:M58936/A