Old ink leads to new cash for schools
Toner cartridge recycling aids fund raising
By Joanne Flemming, Compass Correspondent
Saving your computer's empty ink cartridges can help your school
"LaserSave, Inc., an Appleton-based company specializing
in toner cartridges, pays schools, churches, civic
organizations and other nonprofits for collecting cartridges from
laser and inkjet printers.
"We're trying to help fundraising," said owner Don Burich,
adding that recycling the cartridges is also a way to help the
LaserSavepays $2 for a laser cartridge and $1 for
"It's not huge money, but we find that it is money that is
pretty easy to come by," Burich added.
Approximately 25 to 30 schools, 12 civic organizations
and a couple dozen other nonprofits benefit from the program.
Eleanor Healy, principal of St. Margaret Mary School, Neenah,
said her school received $400 from LaserSave last year.
Ellen Amick, secretary, to principal Matthew Reynebeau
at Xavier High School in Appleton, said the school received $600
Burich explained that LaserSave provides collection
boxes at the schools. The individual schools and organizations
promote the program to their students and members and LaserSave
drivers pick up the boxes when they are full. Checks are issued
quarterly to the schools and other groups.
The program is available throughout LaserSave's
service area – from Green Bay to Fond du Lac and Waupaca
to Manitowoc. Burich added that they only accept
cartridges that have not been previously recycled.
Copyright 2011 by LaserSave, Inc., Appleton,
WI 54911 USA
LaserSave, Inc. recycles toner cartridges, inkjet cartridges, printer ribbons and other office machine consumables by remanufacturing them. This saves money for our customers, and helps the U.S. environment. LaserSave products in home or office can be part of a worthwhile program of office recycling.