Ink and Toner Program

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Ink and Toner Program


We have free ink and toner cartridges available through our office! If you are responsible for ordering these for your office, please check here first before purchasing your replacement. Students are also encouraged to use this program. 

Toner Cartridge on Shelf

1. Take a look at our "Ink & Toner Sharing Program" document to browse our inventory for any cartridges your office may be able to utilize. [Note that this inventory page will open in a new browser tab (the online version of Excel)].

2. If there is an item you can use, e-mail with your name, department name, mail code number, and the specific cartridge/s for use in your SIU office. We will send you the item through campus mail.

3. Items will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis using the zero-waste email account.

4. We will update the list as cartridges are distributed and received, so you can check that link anytime for availability.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with Office Max/Office Depot to recycle used/empty ink and toner cartridges, helping to divert waste from the landfill.  

Going forward, all used or empty ink/toner cartridges should be sent to the Sustainability Office through Campus Mail to MC 4418 labeled USED-RECYCLE. Cartridges can also be dropped off at the Innovation and Sustainability Hub (first floor of Student Center). If your office generates many used ink and toner cartridges in one month, you might be eligible to send shipments for recycling from your office. Students are also encouraged to drop off their used ink and toners cartridges as well.  Please contact us at if you would like to learn more about this option.

Recommended brands:

HP, Brother, Canon, Dell, Konica, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Xerox

Thank you for helping us to save money, divert good materials from the landfill, and promote sustainability! If you have any questions, please e-mail If you have usable and full ink and toner cartridges, please send them to the Sustainability Office through Campus Mail (Mail Code 4418) labeled “FULL: TO SHARE.”