​​cartridge for a cause


why recycle?

Each year over 350 million ink and toner cartridges are thrown out to landfills.  Cartridges can take up to 450 to 1000 years to decompose.  With your help we can keep these cartridges out of our landfills.

Give a cartridge, feed a child in need!

 food bank 

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non profit organization dedicated to eliminating hunger in our region.  They are a proud member of Feeding America.

Give a cartridge - feed  child in need 

our program:

get started

cartridge for a cause offers free recycling bins to ouf partners to use for this program.  There is also no charge to pick up your recyclables.  Your donations turn into valuable contributions to GPCFB.


At cartridge for a cause, we are continuously working towards eliminating hunger in Western Pennsylvania. In our efforts we are also having a positive effect on reducing waste in our landfills.  We collect and recycle ink and toner cartridges and cell phones with a portion of the proceeds being donated to our charity partner Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Our focus lies on community partners including businesses, hospitals, malls, schools, individual and corporate donors. We firmly believe that we can make a positive impact in the lives of Western Pennsylvania families through the work that we do.  There is no charge to any of our partners to get involved in the program.



Where there are people in need, we’ll be there lending a hand, a smile, and an encouraging word.



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Our Partners

We have over 150 business and individual partners in Western Pennsylvania.  These include small and large businesses, banks schools, malls, hospitals, etc.