If your printer is finally giving up after years of service, you might be wondering what to do with it. Disposing of a printer is trickier than disposing of regular household waste, as it has many different parts made up of varying materials that will affect how it is disposed of. Due to this difficulty, some people will take the easy way out and put it in landfill. This, however, is detrimental to our environment, and something our team at Junk Taxi will always discourage. So, how do you dispose of your printer?
What are the options?
There are a number of options when it comes to disposing of your printer, which come down to:
- Finding out if your printer can be repaired
- Selling your printer for parts
- Donating your printer for parts, or to see if it can be repaired for further use
- Recycling your printer
- Arranging for a printer collection, where the company will dispose of it responsibly
Putting your printer in landfill is simply not an option. Taking this route could mean that your printer takes up to 1000 years to degrade, contributing to the declining state of our environment.
Can your printer be repaired?
If your printer isn’t working, it’s easy to assume that it’s a lost cause. However, the problem may be quite an easy fix. You could inspect your printer further or consult an expert, and you may be able to buy separate parts in order to fix your printer without the hassle of disposal. This means that you would only have to dispose of the parts that are no longer working, which can easily be taken to your local reuse and recycle centre.
Find assistance from the manufacturers
Some of the time, manufacturers will provide the option to send back your printer, cartridges or printer parts, to ensure that you don’t have to struggle with the disposal yourself. This can allow you to have the peace of mind that your printer is being used effectively, or disposed of responsibly with minimal hassle on your part. It’s worth checking with your printer’s manufacturer whether this is an option for you.
Donate it for parts
Where your printer may not be working, there may still be parts within it than can be repurposed for a different use. A way of disposing of your printer from your home could be to donate it or sell it to those looking for parts. These parts could be used in another device when they are fixed.
Arrange for a home collection
Perhaps the easiest way of disposing of your faulty printer, is arranging for a home collection. Taking it yourself to your local reuse and recycle centre can be a lengthy process, especially if there are queues, and it may not seem worth it if there’s only one item to take. A home collection of your printer can ensure there is minimal hassle to your everyday routine, and the company collecting your printer will ensure they dispose of it in a responsible way that is considerate of our environment.
Here at Junk Taxi, we can be the ones to provide the seamless home collection of your printer. We can collect anything, from old furniture to your bulky items that you don’t know how to deal with. Our collection is the most simple way for you to dispose of your printer quickly, without worrying about the method. So, get in touch with us today on 020 3092 2961 or email email@example.com.