Environmental Initiatives




Return & Recycle

The Canon Recycling Programme

Which types of cartridges does Canon recycle?
  • Canon ink cartridges (for inkjet printers, inkjet all-in-ones, inkjet fax machines and large format printers)
  • Canon toner cartridges (for laser printers, laser all-in-ones, laser fax machines and personal copiers)

How do I get involved?
Cartridges can be dropped off at Canon locations and Project Homecoming locations in Singapore.

How can I arrange for my toner cartridges to be collected?
For Corporate Customer, please indicate your intention when you place order for toner at our Service hotline, or you may send us an email.

Does Canon accept collection of toner cartridges upon delivery of Canon consumables?
Yes, Corporate Customers can return to us your used Canon toner cartridges when we deliver your new order of consumables by following the below steps.

 



Does Canon buy back or provide incentives for the return of ink and toner cartridges?
No, we do not buy back or provide such incentives. We recycle our ink and toner cartridges to contribute to a more sustainable environment, and we encourage you to play your part and join us in this project.

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Project Homecoming

What is Project Homecoming?
Project Homecoming is the first joint-brand initiative to bring ink and toner cartridges recycling to the community. Project Homecoming is now jointly-led by Canon and Epson, and supported by National Environment Agency and National Library Board. With this project, we aim to create awareness on the recycling of ink and toner cartridges, and to engage local communities to do their parts for our environment.



Why recycling ink and toner cartridges?
Imagine the environmental impact with millions of ink and toner cartridges being discarded everyday throughout the world. Improper disposal of ink and toner cartridges would not only cause wastage of recyclable resources, but also cause damage to the environment. On the other hand, proper recycling processes allow us to conserve resources and recycle the materials from used ink and toner cartridges, as well as minimize pollution impact to the environment.

How does the cartridge recycling process work?
The used ink and toner cartridges will be dismantled into different components by our authorised recycler partner, Tes-AMM (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Plastic and metal, the main components of a cartridge, will be recycled into new plastic and metal products, thereby minimising waste and the need for new raw material. Non-recyclable parts will be properly incinerated. These recycling processes will help to minimise waste and pollution while, at the same time maximising resource recovery.

Where can we recycle ink and toner cartridges?
To make it convenient for users to recycle used cartridges, the National Library Board (NLB) has come on board to be our first venue partner for this program.

Start recycling today by dropping off your used ink or toner cartridges into our Project Homecoming boxes at

Participating NLB locations:
  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
  • Bedok Public Library
  • Bishan Public Library
  • Bukit Batok Public Library
  • Bukit Merah Public Library
  • Bukit Panjang Public Library
  • Cheng San Public Library
  • Choa Chu Kang Public Library
  • Clementi Public Library
  • Geylang East Public Library
  • Jurong Regional Library
  • Jurong West Public Library
  • library@esplanade
  • Marine Parade Public Library
  • National Library Building
  • Serangoon Public Library
  • Tampines Regional Library
  • Toa Payoh Public Library
  • Queenstown Public Library
  • Woodlands Regional Library

Courts Singapore outlets 
  • Megastore
  • Tampines Mall
  • Ang Mo Kio
  • Causeway Point
  • Nex @ Serangoon
  • Orchard
  • Toa Payoh
  • Bukit Timah
  • Bukit Timah Extended
  • Clementi
  • Jurong Point
  • Lot One
  • JEM
  • Westgate

Every one of us can contribute positively towards the global environment!

Do you accept cartridges from non-participating brands?
Project Homecoming accepts ink and toner cartridges from all participating and non-participating brands, all cartridges will be collected by our authorised recycler partner.

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