Cartridge World’s recycling programs help planet, local organizations

Staff Report

This month, Cartridge World — Rockford encourages the Rockford community to “refill” their commitment to Earth Day, April 22. This store is just one of 600 Cartridge World locations across the U.S. and Canada that is promoting recycling programs that help save the planet and help local organizations, schools and businesses save money.

Cartridge World offers the following three recycling programs:

Cartridge World offers a recycling and fund-raising program in which parents raise money for their local school by dropping off empty printer cartridges at the school. In exchange for the empty cartridges, Cartridge World will pay the school based on the quantity collected.

Cartridge World provides drop-off recycling boxes for businesses, organizations and schools to collect empty cartridges.

Customers may also recycle their empty ink and toner cartridges at Cartridge World — Rockford.

Laser cartridges that are not recycled have a significant impact on the planet, taking up to 450 years to decompose. Plus, every remanufactured laser cartridge saves nearly 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic waste from being deposited in landfills.

Robert Opperman, of Cartridge World — Rockford, explained: “Cartridge World has a long-standing commitment to recycling. Keeping printer cartridges out of overloaded landfills is a simple way to make a significant impact. Less than 10 percent of all ink and toner cartridges used in homes and offices are recycled. Cartridge World’s recycling programs are a win/win for everyone. We’ll encourage recycling at our store until it becomes second nature in our community.”

Cartridge World makes recycling easy by providing recycle boxes to community organizations, schools and offices and picking them up when they are filled. To participate in a recycling program, contact Opperman at Cartridge World — Rockford, 6139 E. State St., Rockford, at (815) 316-7722 or

For special offers and more information about Cartridge World’s 100-percent guaranteed, eco-friendly ink and toner products, visit Business customers receive free delivery when placing orders (see store for details). Online customers can also receive free shipping with a $50 order.

From the April 4-10, 2012, issue

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