A to Z of recycling - I


Find out how to recycle, reduce, re-use and dispose of many items in Suffolk.

Please use the search bar at the top of the page or browse the A to Z to find the item you want to dispose of.

Remember that your item might have more than one name or may be listed under the name of the material it is made of.


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Ink cartridges can be refilled at less cost than buying new ones. This saves both waste and money.


Many charities now collect ink cartridges for recycling, such as the British Red Cross and the RSPCA.

Household Waste Recycling CentreYou can also recycle your ink cartridges at any Suffolk Recycling Centre.

There are also several companies that will collect ink cartridges (including laser printer cartridges) and toners from both householders and businesses on behalf of charities. Usually these services are free of charge by supplying freepost return envelopes or by arranging collections for larger quantities. These companies often collect unwanted mobile phones alongside ink cartridges. Try typing "recycling print cartridges" into your internet search engine.


Many pharmacies collect old inhalers for recycling with the 'Complete the Cycle' Scheme.