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5 Places You Can Recycle Your Printer

Working in the modern era provides convenience and efficiency at the same time. You can now process office documents, projects, and proposals on a computer and produce hard copies fresh from printing machines. However, with the bulk and countless paperwork to print, there will be a time when a printer can’t handle the never-ending demands to a point where it eventually breaks. And that will be the best time to replace or upgrade it to a better one. 

Whatever your reason for discarding a printer, you should note that it is not a regular waste.  Therefore, it should not end up in household bins, or prepare your wallet to pay the penalty for illegal dumping. You need to dismantle and sort its components before the scheduled e-waste collection from the local council pickup, which can take days or weeks. 

Moreover, it requires time and effort to disassemble and segregate its components. Also, it has harmful chemicals that are health risks for your body. But fret not because there is a safe and eco-friendly method to dispose of your printers, and that is through printer recycling.

Authorities are urging people to recycle materials because of the ongoing national waste problem. So, help resolve the issue by dumping your old and broken printers in these 5 places where you can recycle them.     

Recycling Centres

The government invested in the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative to boost recycling efforts on a much larger scale. With an additional 337 million on its budget for 2017-2021, building recycling centres is one of its main objectives. And you can check the available Community Recycling Centres (CRC) all over NSW here.   

Bear in mind that not all councils offer e-waste collection and drop the junk off in recycling centres. And if they do, company printers are excluded since the kerbside e-waste collection is for household items only. 

In these unfortunate cases, you have no other option but to take your printer and its parts to the CRC drop-off points yourself and let them do the printer recycling process.      

Salvage Yards/Online Markets

You can also opt to sell your printers in exchange for a few bucks. Several salvage yards available all over Sydney buy a printer’s components or the unit itself, depending on its current condition. 

Moreover, you can also sell it online, which widens your market reach. You can find a lot of interested buyers on eBay, Amazon, or your social media sites.  

Charitable Institutions

No one has ever become poor by giving. Help the community and charitable institutions by donating your old printer. As long as it is in manageable or repairable condition, many students, teachers, and private groups can utilise it for their printing needs and requirements.  

Private Companies

Part of the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative offers grants to business owners who conduct innovative recycling methods and practice sustainable printing. Take the TonerPave product as an example. It carries out printer recycling by using ink cartridges as filling materials in asphalt pavements. The company claims that using TonerPave prevents road rutting and cracking, reduces carbon footprint, and requires less maintenance. 

There are a lot of private companies out there, especially in the construction industry, that can take your printer waste for important use. Contact them and ask if they can pick up your printing device.    

Rubbish Removal 

As stated earlier, council pickups take days or weeks before collecting e-waste products. Or they might not get them at all due to their service limitations. Moreover, they are also strict when it comes to waste segregation. By booking a rubbish removal service, you can avoid the long waiting time and fines for improper sorting of a printer’s components

Paul’s Rubbish Removal guarantees to disintegrate and sort your printer’s components according to their type. Paul’s team of professional removalists will take the waste to recycling centres or drop-off points following the NSW EPA Guidelines.

It is best to hire a rubbish removal company to avoid the hassle and inconvenience. With just a call, they will take your printer waste on the very same day


As authorities and environmental advocates push for the Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative, printer recycling is the best option for discarding your printer and its parts. It protects the environment and the community’s well-being. So, do everything in your power to recycle a broken printer and its components whenever possible. 

Presented with the five places where you can recycle a printer, it is now up to you to choose the best option. Save yourself from worrying and overthinking how to deal with your printer waste by choosing Paul’s Rubbish’s e-waste Removal services

Our team of dedicated and friendly removalists are experts when it comes to disintegrating printer parts and sorting them according to their waste type. We also have a vast network of recycling partners that will surely turn your rubbish into something useful and meaningful. 

We care about the environment as much as you do, so don’t hesitate to call us at 0407 125 125.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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