How ERC Recycles Printers
Some of the most wasteful electronics on the market are printers and fax machines as they run through cartridge after cartridge of resource-intensive ink or toner and paper. Most recycling companies charge the consumer to recycle printers, however the ERC has made small household printers free of charge to recycle for residents only! Printers (fax machines, ink jet, laser jet) are $20 per unit for businesses only. Plotters carry a recycling fee of $30 and copy machines are $50.
Many Printers received by ERC are still functional. Therefore, we test these printers, post them online, and then place them in our store for re-use. This re-purposing helps give new life to gently used printers.