Sell Empties

Unfortunately modern technology creates waste and the computer and telecoms industries are no exception. Currently millions of tonnes of non-degradable plastic go to landfill each year in the form of mobile phones, inkjet and toner cartridges, much of which could be recycled given the opportunity, which is where Takeback can help.

We specialise in the free collection of used toner and inkjet cartridges that are used in most of today’s mainstream printers, fax machines and multifunction copier/fax/scanner devices in addition to mobile phones.

Not only do we offer a free collection, but we also pay for these cartridges and mobiles too! You can choose to have the money yourself, or have it paid to a charity, school, club, or association etc of your choice.

Why choose Takeback?

We are long established collectors of empty cartridges. We specialise in collecting these cartridges and mobile phones from businesses, schools, scout/guide groups, stationery/computer dealers and many other industry sectors throughout the UK. We have the national infrastructure to collect these cartridges and mobile phones quickly and effectively, and importantly also have the required waste licenses from the Environment Agency to allow us to do so.

We work with thousands of businesses, schools, charities and individuals and offer a very efficient, courteous and environmentally positive service that really has no downsides.

Will Takeback actually pay for our empty cartridges and not just offer promises or prizes?

Yes! Here at Takeback we really do pay you for your empty cartridges and mobile phones and a price list is available to registered users. When you join our collection program, you choose how you wish to receive the monies. If you can accept payment by BACS, there is no minimum payment amount. If you need payment by cheque, then you will be paid every time your account exceeds a balance of £50.

  • Qualifying List

    Which cartridges do Takeback collect?

    There are several hundred cartridges that Takeback are able to collect free of charge and pay you for. A list of the current cartridges that have value can be viewed on our monthly published qualifying list.

  • Register

    How do I join Takeback’s collection program?

    To join our program and start earning money from your cartridges and mobiles, please register on our site or contact our collections team who will be happy to help.

    Once you are registered you can book your free collections online or by emailing or by calling our collections team on 01842 821982.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many cartridges do I need to be able to have a free collection? What do Takeback do with these cartridges? Does anything go to landfill? Which mobile phones do Takeback collect?

    To read our FAQ please click here

  • Packing Guidelines

    Packing Guidelines

    Wherever possible, the best protection for a cartridge is to put it back in the original box that it was supplied in. Please remember, a damaged cartridge has no value, as its primal worth is in reuse, not recycling, so for us to receive them undamaged is paramount. more...

To print, save or view a summary of this information on our collection program as a pdf please click here.