Recycling Programs

Treasuring precious resources


Canon has launched various recycling programs in Hong Kong and worldwide which not only help reduce burden on landfills, but also reduce consumption of natural resources for production.

Total volume of materials recycled as of December 31, 2016

Ink Cartridges

Recycling into the Community and Schools - Let's Build a Greener Home

Toner Cartridges

Recycle and Reward

Toner Bottles

Recycle on Delivery - Easy & Eco-friendly

Ink Cartridge Recycling Program

Canon has launched the Ink Cartridge Recycle Program since 2009. By having the famous “McDull” as the mascot, this program continuously encourages the public to return used ink cartridges. As of June 2018, we have collected more than 180,000 pieces of ink cartridges. Dismantled metals and plastics are being recycled into raw materials for other products.

Started from 2011, Canon has organized the Inter-School Ink Cartridge Recycling Competition and Environmental Seminars for schools. The program aims at promoting recycling messages to the next generation. The program has received tremendous support since its launch. In the 2017/18 school year, a total of 236 schools joined the program, over 39,000 students have participated in the 130 workshops organized by Canon.

How to Recycle

An extensive network of collection boxes is located all over Hong Kong to provide easy access to our customers. Please click here to see the locations.

Alternatively, used ink cartridges will be collected by our courier delivering your order made through Consumable Express.

This program collects both Canon and non-Canon branded products Using genuine Canon ink cartridge ensures best quality printouts and reliable performance of your Canon products.

Global Toner Cartridge Recycling Collection

Canon Group introduced Toner Cartridge Recycling Program since 1990. As of 2015, around 362,000 tons of toner cartridges were collected throughout the world. It contribute to reducing around 526,000 tons of CO2. Please click here to know more about Canon Group's Toner Cartridge Recycling Program.

How to Recycle

Method 1:

Order new toner cartridges through Consumable Express and we will collect the used toner cartridges when delivering your order. 

Method 2:

Return to our collection point at 
Canon Image Square – Tsim Sha Tsui. 

Number of used toner cartridges returnable: Unlimited

Method 3:

Call our hotline at 3191-2333* to arrange free pickup. (After language selection, press “1” then “3” )

Number of used toner cartridges returnable: 2 or more

Note: Please place the used toner cartridge in a package bag, and put in a carton box before recycling to prevent toner leakage.

Recycling Reward

You will be rewarded with a coupon to purchase new toner cartridge after returning the used toner cartridge.

Toner Bottles Recycling Program

According to statistics provided by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, commercial and industrial waste comprise of 24% of total waste disposed to landfill in Hong Kong in 2015. To drive waste reduction among our customers, Canon provides toner bottles collection service. As of December 2016, the cumulative volume of toner bottle collected is equivalent to 22 double deck buses, thus contributing to a substantial reduction of landfill waste.

How to Recycle

Step 1

Pack the used toner bottle in a carton box and mark “EMPTY“ on the box.

Step 2

Tell us the number of empty toner bottles you will return when ordering new toner bottles via our hotline, and pass the empty toner bottles to our courier while delivering your order.

From the day customer purchase a new Multi-Functional Device (MFD) until it is traded in for a new one, Canon provides recycling collection services free-of-charge throughout the entire life cycle. Some of the collected MFDs are sent to our workshop for refurbishment, where Canon conducts strict quality checking before the refurbished items are reused. Others are sent to local recycling factories for dismantling. The materials will be further manufactured to become new products.

* Hard disk degaussing service with highly secured logistics arrangement is available. Please contact our sales representatives for details.

Canon actively participates in the Computer and Communication Products Recycling Program organized by the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR. Serviceable equipment are donated to the needy, while others are dismantled by the appointed recycling vendors.

Canon actively participates in the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program run by the Environmental Protection Department of HKSAR. This program aims at reducing leakage of hazardous chemicals from improper disposal of rechargeable batteries while allowing reuse of valuable materials from these batteries in other products. Customers can place batteries in the collection box in Canon Customer Care Centre – Tsim Sha Tsui.