Welcome to the official blog for Mother Earth Recycling - Your One Stop To Shop For Ink!

Read and come back to find out the latest news

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Turning Your Empty HP 45A Inkjet Cartridges Into Cash

Looking to save the planet by helping to keep non biodegradable plastic out of landfills? Looking to earn cash, rather than merely rewards for overpriced merchandise? Are you a member of the PTA, are you involved with another charitable foundation that might be looking for an idea to start a fundraiser, are you a direct mail company, a newspaper or a packaging company? Maybe, you work for a large corporation looking for ideas to push green initiatives. In either of these cases, we know we can help you make some spare cash from your empty HP 45A ink jet cartridges, including those tagged: HP 51645A, C6168A, C6169A, C6170A, C6173A, C6195A, C8842A, Collins Complete, Collins Max 3, Colorlabs, ... (At this time we are only accepting water-based cartridges. We are not accepting the Collins Max 2 solvent-based cartridge). Simply save 100, or more, empty HP 45A inkjet cartridges. Put them into roughly 12 x 12 x 12 corrugated boxes for return to us, making certain the copper sensors are protected with a clip or have been put into a sealed plastic bag to prevent leakage, weigh each box and give us a call at: 610-935-8767. We will quote you current pricing we are paying for empties, plus, we will email you FedEx labels to return your empty ink cartridges to us - FREE OF CHARGE. Upon receipt of your package/s, we will clean and inspect all ink cartridges. Those found able to be recycled will either have a credit issued to an existing account with us, or we can forward you a check with an inspection report. It's all that simple.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Static Problems with Toner Cartridges

November is here and if you make online purchases of toner for your laserjet printer or copier, or inkjet cartridges for any other purpose, you will want to be reminded that when a cartridge is sent by UPS or FedEx, it is exposed to cold air. Purchasing online requires that cartridges being sent to you must have time to adjust to inside temperatures - usually the cartridge must be allowed to sit to reach a room temperature of 59 degrees. Failing to allow your cartridge to adjust to room temperature may cause you more of a headache than you had expected, as static problems could occur, as well as printing problems.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Will A Remanufactured Cartridge Void My Warranty?

More times than we can count, we have had a potential customer tell us that they cannot buy recycled or compatible inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, mail addressing ink or copier cartridges because the manufacturer, or their maintenance service provider, informed them that it would void their printer warranty. Neither the manufacturer of the printer, nor a service technician for your equipment, by law, is allowed to tell you this. If you are told this, ask them to put it in writing. You might have grounds to take legal action against them, as anyone who claims this is in violation of The Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Law, as well as Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Free choice of vendor allows for competition and keeps prices affordable. Printer manufacturers are aware of lower priced ink and toner supplies, but many would prefer you purchase direct from them, as their profit margins are higher on ink branded with their company name. Service technicians who also market ink may pad the service agreement to make it appear that you are getting the best pricing on ink, when in fact the opposite may be true. Threatening to void warranties and add additional service call charges for use of compatible toner or recycled ink cartridges manufactured by anyone else are their way of trying to limit competition. Save this information to protect yourself against these illegal actions.