- About 12 inkjet and laser cartridges are thrown away every second in the U.S.
- The average cartridge requires almost a gallon of oil to produce.
- An ink cartridge can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill.
- The average American cell phone user purchases a new cell phone every 18 months and owns 3 or more expired cell phones.
- Less than 1% of American cell phones owners recycle their old cell handsets.
- About 9 million laptops are headed for disposal each year.
Recycle these items and keep them out of our landfills. Drop them off at the Genesis Farm office or library (41A Silver Lake Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825) and we will send them to Cartridges for Kids® (CFK). In return, CFK supports Genesis Farm by sending a donation for the recycled items.
Here is a list of items that you may drop off for recycling:
- Inkjet and laser cartridges
- cell phones
- GPS systems
- digital cameras
- video game consoles
- video games
Please note that the program does NOT accept desktop computers, monitors or printers.