Don’t know how to get rid of those empty ink and toner cartridges when they run out of ink? Why not consider dropping them off at your local Staples Canada store to help raise funds for schools in your community.

Staples Canada donates funds raised from all eligible cartridges it collects to local elementary and secondary schools enrolled in the program.

Schools must be registered in order to benefit from the program; registration starts Sept. 1 and ends Dec. 31.

“We have been so impressed by the number of customers who have taken the time to drop off their cartridges for such a worthwhile cause and the number of teachers and school administrators who have taken the time to register,” says Pete Gibel, vice-president of Staples Canada.

The Recycle for Education program started in 2004 and this past school year alone Staples stores across Canada raised $400,000 by collecting used cartridges for recycling.

Staples has information about its Recycle for Education program on its website (

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