Welcome to The Silver Line Recycling Page

Many older people living in the UK go for days without seeing or talking to anyone.  Their friends and family may have died or moved away, or perhaps they are caring for a husband or wife and feel emotionally isolated. Loneliness can be a shock that few of us anticipate or plan for. It is intensely painful, and be as damaging to our physical wellbeing as smoking or obesity.  The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline offering information, friendship and advice for older people, available at any time day or night, every day of the year.  There’s no question too big, no problem too small and no need to be alone.

Launched  in November 2013, we have answered more than 270,000 calls from older people and currently receive over 1000 a day. We have recruited and trained around 1000 volunteers, known as Silver Line Friends, who call more than 1500 older people every week for a chat. A simple thing like a weekly call can be transformational for them.

“When I get off the phone I feel like I belong to the human race” John, 78


The recycling scheme is completely free of charge and 100% of the value of all inkjet cartridges successfully recycled will be donated to this charity. There are certain cartridges which are eligible for the charity scheme, so please ensure that you check to see if yours is listed.

If your inkjet cartridge is listed and you would like to send it into us, please click on the freepost downloadable label below and affix to your own packaging. Please note that the freepost weight limit is 1kg; if you have multiple items and think that you may exceed this weight limit, you may have to split them into smaller packages.

Inkjet Cartridges

Please download your freepost label here by clicking on the image below.

Recycling in larger volumes
If you are looking to recycle in larger volumes i.e. quantities of 100 or more inkjet cartridges, or quantities of more than 20 laser toner cartridges, you must ensure that you check the lists above to ensure that what you are sending in is accepted on the scheme.  If your items are eligible, please call The Recycling Factory Team on 0800 091 0696 to set up a free recycling account.  Once your account is in place, you will be able to access online instructions on how to package your items and how to arrange a free courier collection.

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