Introducing the PrintSmart Toner Recycle Program

Published: July 29th, 2015

Category: News

Click on Recycling Flyer to print out the brochure and post it next to your copier/printer to encourage your departmental recycling efforts.

After an initial pilot, the PrintSmart team is excited to announce the first of two phases of the “UF Toner Recycle” program. This program will recycle toner cartridges from your PrintSmart devices and all other non-Xerox printers & copiers (regardless of the brand). The first phase is scheduled to start on Monday, August 3 with the second phase to begin on Monday, December 14. To learn more about when your college/unit is scheduled to begin the program, view the roll out schedule.

How Does It Work?

The toner cartridges will be collected by Mail and Document Services and taken to Central Stores to be returned to the manufacturer for recycling. By centralizing collection, we will be able to track the weight of recycled toner cartridges and quantify the impact we’re having as a university. Our recycling program will also reduce our carbon footprint and enhance traffic safety, through a reduction of trips by UPS trucks.
To recycle your toner, please follow the steps below:

  • Place the used toner cartridge in the same bag in which your replacement cartridge arrived
  • Place bag with used toner cartridge in the same box in which your replacement toner cartridge arrived
  • Seal the box (both ends) with tape
  • Place sealed box with your outgoing campus mail. Do not place the replacement cartridge in your mail tub/container. Place the properly packaged cartridge next to your tub/container to prevent damaging the mail

Mail and Document Services will pick up all properly packaged toner cartridges. Any improperly packaged toner cartridges will NOT be picked up by Mail & Document Services. Again, please put used toner cartridges (any brand) in the replacement cartridge packaging. Seal both ends, and place with your outgoing campus mail.

If you find that you have ten or more USED toner cartridges that need to be recycled, please contact Recycling Department at 392-7396 to coordinate special pickup.

Feel free to contact the PrintSmart team at with any questions.

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