Cartridge Recycling Program Generates More Scholarship Funds

Published 10.17.2006


Penn College students and employees are reminded that they can help both the environment and Penn College's general scholarship fund by recycling empty printer and fax cartridges on campus.

The recycling program accepts empty fax cartridges and inkjet and laser-printer cartridges made by HP, Lexmark, Canon, Dell, Epson and Brother. The cartridges can come from college-owned or personal printers and fax machines.

Cartridge-recycling bins are located near the Student Activities desk in the Bush Campus Center, at the General Services building, and in on-campus student housing complexes. Employees also can send their empty printer and fax-machine cartridges through interoffice mail to Joe Geffre, director of mail and document services, DIF 167.

The empty cartridges are turned over to the Cartridge World store at 1818 E. Third St. in Williamsport, which returns $2 to $3 for each. The Penn College Foundation recently received a check from Cartridge World for $311, and, since it began in March, the recycling program has resulted in $1,384 for the general scholarship fund.