of the easiest ways to recycle cartridges is to use a remanufactured ink
service. Generally, you purchase a mailer from an inkjet cartridge
supplier for a certain fee, pop your used cartridge in the mail, and the
cartridge is professionally refilled and returned to you. While some
suppliers claim that a cartridge can be refilled 10 or more times, we
feel a reasonable average to expect is 3 or 4 refills per cartridge.
Another claim to watch out for is that all cartridges can be refilled.
For example, within Hewlett-Packard inkjet cartridges there is a wide
range of success. Certain cartridges can be refilled successfully and
frequently, while other cartridges cannot be refilled even once.
researching remanufacturing services, make sure the company you are
purchasing from honestly portrays the success and failure rate for
individual cartridges. And,
keep in mind that once you start remanufacturing your inkjet cartridges,
you'll eventually have to buy new cartridges. Working with an online
supplier that offers both compatible inkjet cartridges and
remanufacturing services makes the most sense economically.