Remanufactured Toner Cartridges: High Quality Standards
When remanufactured according to LaserCycle USA’s high quality standards, recycled laser toner cartridges will equal or outperform new OEM cartridges. So despite what the large manufacturers might say in order to keep people buying new cartridges, properly remanufactured toner cartridges will not damage a copy machine or printer. And remember, every LaserCycle USA cartridge is 100% unconditionally guaranteed to perform, meeting or exceeding its comparable OEM cartridge.
LaserCycle USA can recycle and remanufacture your laser toner cartridges from leading manufacturers including:
- HP Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Lexmark Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Sharp Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Ricoh Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Savin Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Lanier Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
- Canon Remanufactured Toner Cartridges
Not All Recycled Cartridges are Created Equal
Some remanufacturing companies simply drill a hole in the side of the cartridge and refill it with toner, failing to clean and repair broken parts. These “drill-and-fill” operations do not produce quality remanufactured toner cartridges. A “split-hopper” cartridge is another type of remanufactured toner cartridge that may not provide consistent performance. When the toner hopper is split during the remanufacturing process, clips must be installed to secure the halves back together. Clips may become loose or fall off when the cartridge is in use, causing the printer to jam or result in other problems.
But at LaserCycle USA, recycled cartridges are first disassembled and all the parts are inspected, including the drum, corona wire assembly, wiper blade, and roller. Worn or defective parts are replaced, and the cartridge is cleaned, refilled, and reassembled. Toner cartridges can be remanufactured up to four times if produced according to LaserCycle USA’s industry-leading quality standards. As a result, the positive environmental impact can be substantial.
While many inferior remanufactured cartridges are made overseas in China or Mexico, LaserCycle USA cartridges are built to our demanding specifications, yielding incredible output, making them not only the best quality cartridges, but the greatest value as well.
The manufacturing process for producing a new laser toner cartridge releases .01 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, far more than LaserCycle USA’s remanufacturing process using recycled toner cartridges. Accordingly, when you choose to use remanufactured laser toner cartridges, you reduce air pollution, greenhouse gases and you help to minimize the amount of materials disposed of in landfills. You also conserve natural resources by eliminating the need for virgin materials used to make new cartridges.
Sadly, most used cartridges end up in landfills in the U.S. or overseas, where it will take centuries for some parts to fully decompose. Worse than the environmental impact is the human cost: many cartridges end up in cities like Guiyu, China, where they are incinerated or dissolved with hazardous chemicals to extract residual metals. These processes contaminate the local air, soil and groundwater.
Used Toner Cartridges are 97% Recyclable. The typical used toner cartridge weighs about three pounds and is composed of 40% plastic, 40% metal, and smaller percentages of rubber, paper, foam, and toner.
Energy Savings. Using remanufactured toner cartridges also saves energy. Approximately three quarts of oil are burned in the production of a single new toner cartridge. A used toner cartridge can be remanufactured up to four times, depending on its type and condition, thus potentially saving up to 12 quarts of fuel.
We Make Recycling Easy
Talk to a LaserCycle USA representative to set up a one-time or regular laser toner cartridge pick-up. We can even provide you with drop boxes for employees to participate in your company’s recycling efforts by bringing their spent cartridges from home.
Together, we can do great things to improve the efficiency of your business and achieve your sustainability objectives.