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    Waste Toner Disposal

    As the title suggests, where do you dispose of waste toner/developer from e.g. a developer change? The company that I purchase my parts from doesn't have a collection program and I can't find any relevant information online. I assume it is not the best to just throw it in the recycling bin? I have been dropping it off at a computer store where they have a laser cartridge recycling bin (not just dumping the powder in the bin of course) but I am not sure if this is the best choice.

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    If you are konicaminolta dealer or direct you can intro your customers to the green planet program..All KM suppies (parts and consumables) can be put into a box, when box is full throw UPS label on and arrange a pickup. Cartridges go to recycling center, tech doesn't need to carry used parts around until he can find a dumpster. E

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by emujo2 View Post
    If you are konicaminolta dealer or direct you can intro your customers to the green planet program..All KM suppies (parts and consumables) can be put into a box, when box is full throw UPS label on and arrange a pickup. Cartridges go to recycling center, tech doesn't need to carry used parts around until he can find a dumpster. E
    I am not a dealer, I own a print shop. I just replaced the cyan developer and I was wondering if there was anything like that in my country/in Europe. I was not aware of this program, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have dumped the waster cyan toner/developer mixture into an empty K toner bottle, I will ask them if they accept something like this.

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    If you have a contract through KM or one of its dealers you can use the program..it's free for our customers.

    https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/kmbs/about/environment

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    If you have a contract through KM or one of its dealers you can use the program..it's free for our customers.

    https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/kmbs/about/environment..E

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by emujo2 View Post
    If you have a contract through KM or one of its dealers you can use the program..it's free for our customers.

    About. Konica Minolta
    I do not have a contract with through KM or one of its dealers, but I do buy parts from a KM dealer but like I said I asked and they didn't really know. The website that you've linked to is for the U.S., this seems to be the site for the E.U.:

    https://cleanplanet.konicaminolta.eu/index.php

    I have sent them an email, hopefully they will reply.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    I doubt what we have here is near to USA big dealerships but anyway very good thread.
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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    My customers like to dispose of waste toner all over the carpet in front of copier

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by rrrohan View Post
    My customers like to dispose of waste toner all over the carpet in front of copier

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    Have them clean it up with HOT WATER.. that'll stop that shit in a hurry.

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    Re: Waste Toner Disposal

    Most Toner & developer is not as bad as it used to be and can be thrown into trash. Mostly a wax-carbon powder. The developer is mostly iron ore with toner mixed in it.

    Of course if anything can be recycled that's always the first choice.

    I can think of far worse stuff people people throw into trash without thinking such as batteries, etc,etc

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