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Recycling processes for cell phones, ink and toner cartridges

What’s new?

  • WSU will no longer provide recycle services for cell phones.
  • EWU departments will still use current ink/toner cartridge recycling collection boxes located only in basement floors of HSB and EWUC
  • WSU departments will place their ink/toner cartridges in their existing campus outgoing mail locations for pick up by WSU Mailing Services
  • Cartridges must be packaged in original or replacement packaging material
    • Please affix any prepaid shipping label included in original ink/toner packaging
  • Please recycle cartridges as needed instead of storing
  • Cartridges will be recycled by WSU Mail Services through original vendor or Office Depot

Additional Details

Toner cartridge recycling process:

  • All toner cartridges must be placed in original or replacement packaging for recycling to save cost and prevent leakage.
    • Please save original or replacement box, enclosed prepaid return shipping label, and packaging contents for future recycling use.
  • Place used toner cartridge in original or replacement cartridge packaging.
  • Apply manufacture-provided prepaid shipping label to the outside of original or replacement box, for shipment to original vendor recycling program.
    • If no prepaid label is available – write RECYCLE on the outside of box.
  • Close box with provided tabs and/or seal with shipping tape.
  • EWU departments place cartridges in the toner/ink recycle collection boxes located in basement floors of HSB and EWUC.
  • WSU departments place recycling box in your department’s outgoing mailbox for pick up by WSU Mail Services.

Ink cartridge recycling process:

  • Place ink cartridge in original packaging if available, otherwise place in a sealable plastic bag to save cost and prevent leakage.
  • EWU departments place in ink/toner recycle collection boxes located in basement floors of HSB and EWUC.
  • WSU departments place recycling box in in their existing campus outgoing mailbox location for pick up by WSU Mail Services.

Cell phone recycling process:

  • The WSU cell phone recycling program is discontinued.
  • Please recycle a cell phone through your cellular provider or another source.

Questions may be directed to closh@wsu.edu.