Empties Please

Help your school or charity to become greener by recycling ink cartridges and raise funds.



  • Would you like to do your bit for the environment?

  • Would you like to raise money for your school?

  • Did you know that cartridges thrown away take 1000 years to decompose.

  • More than 40 million cartridges are dumped each year in the UK.


Empties Please pays you for your used cartridges, recycle them and then donate the money back to your school or PTA!


Over 4,500 schools, businesses and charities recycle with Empties Please!


£230,000 raised for school and good causes!


Specialising in recycling used ink cartridges, the company's aim is to help schools raise funds and to encourage the next generation to get even greener! They will collect your used printer cartridges and donate the money raised straight back to your school.



  • They'll set up your account and email you a welcome pack

  • They'll supply you with a set of recycle bins and some school recycle bags for the children to take home

  • There are posters in your welcome pack to display in and around your school

  • Promote your scheme through social media, newsletters, website and email

  • Once your bin is full contact Empties Please to arrange a free return and replacement recycle bin

  • They process the cartridges at our warehouse and pay you for what they can recycle

  • They will send you a certificate and make the payment directly to your school or PTA


To see what can and can't be recycled at Empties Please, visit the website - www.emptiesplease.com


'FREE eco gifts' for your school


Alongside raising school funds Empties Please also runs an 'Eco Project' designed to get your pupils outside and learning about their local environment and wildlife. As well as every £1 you raise they give you an additional 'Green Point'. These points can be redeemed for 'Green Goodies' for your school, such as bulbs, trees, butterfly boudoirs, bird houses, hedgehog houses, bug boxes, toad hides, vegetable/herb seed packs, garden equipment, gardening tools, bird tables and feeders, bat boxes, even sponsoring an endangered species of your choice and rain forest conservation projects too! There is so much to choose from!


And a little bit of extra help from Empties Please


Cartridges can be collected from anywhere, school, home, work, clubs, friends and family! If parents would like to take a bin to work on behalf of your school we can supply a pack for them to do so. This is a great way of boosting the money raised. You could also ask local businesses to display a bin for you; do you have a local shop, bank or business that could help?


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"Damers First School have been taking part in Empties Please since November 2017. It is a fantastic idea that has brought the children and their parents together to do their bit for the environment as well as raising some money for the school. The children have encouraged many businesses locally to collect their printing cartridges and toners and they drop them off at our school. The school has worked on a huge campaign all year to become a plastic free school. We achieved this Status in May 2018. We have raised £340 so far which has gone towards a bird hide in the school grounds." - Edward Moore, Damers First School, Dorchester - August 2018


To date Damers First School have raised £1,534.25! -  September 2021


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