IF you do any printing at work or at home, it might be time to get into recycling – it could earn you a tidy profit.
Money saving blogger Anushka Fernando from MagicFreebies revealed how she made more than £100 in less than a year just by recycling old ink cartridges.
The 32-year-old from Guildford, Surrey, told the Sun Online: “I'm always on the hunt for new money making ideas and it was when I was looking for the best place to recycle my old mobile phone that I stumbled across The Recycling Factory.
“I couldn't believe they actually pay you for old printer cartridges!”
The Recycling Factory is a division of Dynamic Cassette International (DCi), an ink cartridge and laser toner manufacturing company, based in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Ms Fernando explained that the firm, which recycles over 8 million cartridges each year, will pay you for every one that you submit if it can be recycled.
Printer cartridges can vary in value. Starting at 19p, the most valuable - the HP 62 Colour -is worth £3, according to the blogger.
There is also no extra cost as the company provides a freepost service for smaller quantities and a free courier collection service for larger amounts.
“I know not many people actually own printers these days, but I do a lot of printing at home and at work plus my family and friends run their own businesses so for me I could see real potential in earning money from this,” Ms Fernando said.
The cartridges she uses at home are worth an impressive £2.25 each so she’s sends them off every month.
Ms Fernando also collects lots of cartridges from work – with permission from her boss– with prices varying from £3 to 56p as there are multiple printers.
She said: “So far I've earned around £102 from recycling around 60 cartridges in the last 10 months.
“It's so easy to use, there's not cost involved as the postage labels are free! You can even donate the money to charity if you prefer.”
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Readers should be advised they must check with employers on what their company policy is on taking work items.
Tesco also runs a deal with the Recycling Factory.
The deal means Tesco Clubcard members can receive up to up to 125 points for each cartridge successfully recycled or make a donation to charities Diabetes or British Heart Foundation.
Note that you can only recycle up to 100 inkjet cartridges per calendar year, per household.
There are of course lots of other legitimate ways to make money from home.
From getting paid to Google, to watch telly or rent out your spare room - the Sun Online previously revealed the 11 ways that will help you earn extra cash.
We've also asked money saving blogger Willis from Skint Dad to share his ultimate money saving tip with us in our article on popular hacks to save money.‘WE MAKE £300 A MONTH’ SAVVY SAVERS MONEY MAKING MIND THE PENNIES
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