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Topic # 223641 10-Oct-2017 14:41
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For the first time, I have some HP laser toner cartridges to recycle. I can't find any way or where to send them, short of driving down to a facility in Kaiwharawhara, which seems the opposite intent of greening the planet... is there anywhere in central wellington that will take or buy these?






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  Reply # 1880408 10-Oct-2017 15:33
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How about the Sustainability Trust on Foresters Lane (off Tory Street)?


Otherwise you could do what I did many moons ago and send back the part to HP headquarters with a passive aggressive note on their lack of recycling facilities. 


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  Reply # 1880409 10-Oct-2017 15:36
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I just dropped a whole load of them to cartridge world in Willis Street. 


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  Reply # 1880671 10-Oct-2017 23:28
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Warehouse Stationary accepts toner cartridges for recycling, our local WHS has a big cardboard box at the front of the store for cartridges.  Massive kudos go to Brother for their recycling system.

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  Reply # 1880673 10-Oct-2017 23:33
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A lot of companies used to do them, but I think they now just import refilled cartridges from china. I am guessing that the places that do accept them, they mainly then send offshore.

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  Reply # 1885691 18-Oct-2017 13:25
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somewhere along the line theres going to be dumping involved.
At least in NZ it will go to a landfill , rather than down the drain or being burnt off in the open air.

Often, recycling is not as clean & green as many would believe. Its a dirty dirty buseness , unless someone spends vast $$$$ on
systems to do it properly. Thats not happening if it gets sent overseas .


When I worked for a recycler, I was told to tip the waste down a stormwater drain (I refused).
NZ Rubbish Dump is sometimes the best option .

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