Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP)

Lexmark is dedicated to environmentally friendly business practices. We encourage customers to do their part by following the steps below to recycle toner cartridges.

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Cartridge Recycling

Cartridge Recycling - Cartridge in Package

Step 1: Package It

Place the used cartridge in the bag from your new cartridge.

Cartridge Recycling - Cartridge in Box

Step 2: Box It

Place the bag containing your used cartridge into the empty box from your new cartridge. Tape the box closed.

Cartridge Recycling - Label on Box

Step 3: Label It

Attach the return label included in the box or printed from Lexmark’s web site.

Cartridge Recycling - Box to Truck

Step 4: Ship It

Place your cartridge for return pick up by the designated carrier.


Free and easy cartridge recycling since 1991

In more than 60 countries worldwide, customers participating in the award-winning Lexmark Cartridge Collection Program (LCCP) return more than 1 out of 3 toner cartridges, far exceeding industry averages. LCCP follows a zero landfill and incineration policy, ensuring that all the empty cartridges returned from customers are reused or recycled to their greatest environmental benefit.

Lexmark continues to innovate with its closed-loop cartridge recycling operations. Our toner cartridge product line contains, on average, an industry-leading 10% by weight of post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic content, partially provided through LCCP. In some models, the PCR plastic content is already up to 28%. Lexmark has established an impressive goal to reach a 25% average PCR plastic content for our entire toner cartridge line by 2016.

Adding up the environmental benefits

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies demonstrate just how significant the environmental benefit is when customers recycle their used toner cartridges through the LCCP. LCA studies conducted by an independent firm show that by sending a used Lexmark toner cartridge back to us for recycling, as opposed to discarding it in a landfill, a cartridge’s overall carbon footprint is reduced by up to 50%.

Lexmark’s new Unison™ toner takes a revolutionary leap forward in sustainability. According to a recent LCA by an independent firm, Unison’s cartridge technology has a per page carbon footprint that is as much as 46% smaller than competing brands. And, Unison uses less energy than Lexmark’s previous toners because it prints at a lower temperature.

Learn more about Lexmark's recycling benefits 

LCCP Video
LCCP Video

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See how easy it is to recycle your Lexmark cartridges with LCCP.

Cartridge Recycling Video
Cartridge Recycling Video

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See how recycled inkjet cartridges are transformed into writing pens.

Unison™ Video
Unison™ Video

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Learn more about Unison™, Lexmark's most sustainable toner.