Empties Please – ink/toner recycling

Would you like to…

Do your bit to help the Environment and raise money for a good cause? 

Did you know?

Cartridges thrown away take 1000 years to decompose

More than 40 million cartridges are dumped each year in the UK

The Friends of Thamesmead are working with Empties Please’ as an easy way to raise funds for our school through recycling used ink cartridges.

They collect and recycle used ink and toner cartridges the environmentally friendly way and will donate the money raised back to us!

It’s very simple. All we have to do is collect used ink cartridges and put them in our recycle bin. ‘Empties Please’ will collect the bin when it’s full and then donate money raised straight back to Thamesmead.

To view what empty ink cartridges we can recycle, and more importantly raise funds with, please check the lists below.  (Although we are happy for you to send any cartridges/toners in and we will check them)

Accepted  Ink Cartridge Recycling with Empties Please

Accepted Toner for Recycling with Empties Please

If you have any original branded toners which you have to recycle, please take a look at our ‘Toners accepted for Recycling’ spreadsheet. If your toner is not listed on here, we recommend contacting the manufacturer who may have a recycling scheme of their own.

You can collect ink cartridges from absolutely anywhere; work, home, clubs, friends and family. Please pop these in an envelope or plastic bag and send them to school with your child or drop them into Reception. We have recycling bags at school too that we can send home for you to use at home or share in your workplace.  But please don’t put them into the post they must come back to the recycle bin at school. Drop us an email if you would like us to send you some bags info@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk

If you could display a bin in your workplace on behalf of our school please contact ‘Empties Please’ on 0844 879 7179 or email info@emptiesplease.com. Please ensure you provide our school’s name so proceeds are credited to us.

The more cartridges we can collect the more we can raise. The sky’s the limit! Let’s make it a great success. Happy collecting! 


Empties Please Ltd – Company Registered Number 7069773 – Company Registered Address Unit 13, Orion Business Park, University Way,
   Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6NG -VAT number985854649      T: 0844 879 7179     E: info@emptiesplease.com     www.emptiesplease.com