Different Types of Toner Cartridges
Toner cartridges made by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (HP, Lexmark, Xerox, Brother). Most cartridges contain recycled components gathered from their recycling programs.
Toner cartridges are re-manufactured using the Original Equipment Manufacturer's cartridge core and contain some new but mostly recycled components and aftermarket toner.
Toner cartridges made by a Manufacturer other than the Original Equipment Manufacturer and contains "all new" components. Our compatible toner cartridges yield the same or greater than their original counterparts but aren’t branded.
Toner/ink cartridges where the Original Equipment Manufacturers toner/ink cores are refilled using aftermarket toner/ink. Ink cartridges come equipped with smart chips designed for single use.
The main causes of refilled ink cartridge failure are either that the chips are damaged during cleaning, near end of life, or incompatibility with new software updates.
Should you recycle your empty toners?
Every month, Ontario throws out over 200,000 empty printer cartridges and this rate increases by 10% each month. This equates to 300 tons of non de-compostable plastic, metal and polymer-silicone based toner.
Integrated Laser has made a commitment to be a part of the solution, not the problem. Products purchased from Integrated Laser, are always recycled and/or disposed of, in an environmentally conscious manner. This ensures a positive step towards protecting our environment and keeping our local business growing.
Components that can be recycled
Some components that may be recycled...