Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2007

Recycle ink cartridges to help dental clinic

July 15, 2007


Douglas County Dental Clinic hopes to raise money by recycling ink cartridges with the help of the organization Empties4Cash and the public.

The clinic will raise money by collecting empty inkjet printer cartridges. The clinic will receive $4 from Empties4Cash for each cartridge, which will be recycled in an environmentally friendly process.

People can turn in cartridges at the clinic, 316 Maine, or they can call 312-7770 for a postage-paid mailer. Businesses also can call to receive cartridge donation boxes.

Cartridges made by Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Xerox, Compaq, Brother, Dell, Canon and Apple can be recycled. Epson cartridges cannot be recycled.

The clinic provides dental services for uninsured and low-income Douglas County residents.


Ragingbear 10 years, 10 months ago

Recycled is not the right word. The printing companies that charge us $20 for 2 oz. of ink will take those cartridges and refill them. Then sell them at full price.

I think that currently, that printer ink is worth only slightly less than gold, but definitely much more than oil.

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