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Hands On Recycling has developed a leadership position in the remanufacturing industry. We have attained this status by maintaining our fast delivery policy, providing superior craftsmanship. Hands On Recycling is partnered with a certified ISO-9001 manufacturer.

Product Offering

We only manufacture cartridges that will meet high quality standards, being a certified ISO-9001 company guarantees that our products will meet the OEM for yield, density, and sheet brightness act. At Hands On Recycling we pride ourselves on the quality of our products.


Hands On Recycling is partnered with one of the few "QUALITY FIRST" cartridge companies in the USA, as proof by the licensing agreement to be the primary manufacturer of the newly launched "POLAROID" compatible laser toner cartridges.

Drop Shipping/Blind Shipping

We never charge a handling fee only straight freight charges will apply. Tracking numbers available upon request.

ISO-9001 Certified

All cartridges are post tested 100% before they go to the wrapping stations where they are labeled and boxed. Hands On Recycling takes great pride in how our cartridges look to the end user. Our cartridges are clean and crisp every time, with a generic compatible label on the cartridge that also has the ISO-9001 seal printed on it.


First Generation-Drill & Fill

The process of "drilling & filling" involved drilling two holes into the cartridge. One drill site was the waste unit where residual toner was emptied. The other site was the toner hopper where additional toner was dropped in. This gave the industry a "Black Eye".

Second Generation Rechargers / Reconditioners

This process introduced the first disassembly of the cartridge for analysis of parts wear and tear. The problem with this method was that the only parts evaluated were the toner hopper and drum. Damaged and worn parts were replaced by used parts. Although this process offered a higher quality product than "drill & fill," it still lagged behind the performance of the OEM.

Third Generation Remanufacturing

This generation of recycling technology is a complete process of disassembly where all parts and components are inspected for wear. The success of this generation is the availability of new replacement parts. In the past, all wearable parts were not available. That's not the case any longer and as a result, quality oriented manufacturers can produce an OEM compatible cartridge just as good, if not better, than the OEM.


Currently over 1,000,000 cartridges a month are being remanufactured in the United States alone?

It is against the anti-trust laws of the United States for OEM's to refuse to honor a warranty to a customer if remanufactured laser cartridges are used.

That HP reuses wearable parts? That's right! On "brand new" HP cartridge boxes it states that the "new cartridge" could be made from new and used parts collected at HP's plant in China.


Hands On Recycling has a proven track record of success. Our toner cartridge recycling process allows us to offer a lower cost product than the original while offering equal (if not better) performance. With our manufacturing and technology expertise, you can use recycled cartridges with confidence.

Hands On Recycling process includes the following steps:

  • Inspect the cartridge for any wear or damage
  • Thoroughly clean the cartridge
  • Replace key imaging components
  • Install a new toner reservoir seal
  • Refill the toner reservoir with a new supply of high quality OEM style toner, comparable in density and yield
  • Post-test the cartridge to verify OEM standards are met.
  • Wrap the cartridge in a special anti-static, light protective shipping bag.


Why should you use remanufactured laser cartridges?

  • Quality
  • Cost Savings
  • Service
  • 100% Guarantee
  • Environmental issues
  • More profit to your bottom line

Now that we've listed the reasons why, let's take a look at each of the above features and its associated benefits.

Feature Benefit
Quality The quality of a Hands On Recycling cartridge is second to none. We pride ourselves with using ISO-9001 Standards or Quality management in-house. We have a State of the Art Research and Development Center that sets the standard of quality replacement parts, toners, drums and packaging materials available in the market. Everyone of our cartridges are post-tested to ensure consistent quality reliability.
Cost Savings Our cartridges will save you up to 50% of what you would pay for an OEM cartridge.
Service Our goal at Hands On Recycling is to provide you with the best service in the industry. We know as a customer that service is critical and quick responses to your needs is our number one goal.
Guarantee Our cartridges are 100% guaranteed not only against defects but against damaging your machines.
Environmental Environmental issues are becoming a larger concern for today's businesses. You can add to these efforts by recycling used toner cartridges and buying remanufactures cartridges as well. Did you know that it takes five quarts of petroleum oil to produce the plastic parts for one printer cartridge? And when cartridges are dumped into our landfills, ground water combines with the residual toner in the cartridge makes meaningful contribution towards improving the environment.


Currently there are some interesting things going on in the industry. First and foremost is the fact that OEM's Lexmark and Xerox have come out with their own type of remanufactured cartridges, along with IBM, Staples and Office Depot.

The reason the OEM's are entering the remanufactured market is because they are starting to loose too much market share.

The OEM's are now sending mixed feelings to their customers. On one hand they tell their customers not to use remanufactured cartridges and on the other hand they are selling remanufactured cartridges.

Today remanufactured laser cartridges account for 30% of the market (in # of units sold) as opposed to only 5% back in 1991, but did you know that today in the United States alone, over 1,000,000 laser cartridges are remanufactured each month. That's right 1,000,000 a month and growing.

OOPS! Let's not forget two of the most important points of the past, present and future. Cost savings and environmental issues.

Remanufactured Cartridges are gaining more and more acceptance by our customers every day. They are no longer willing to pay extremely high prices for OEM cartridges when they can get high quality OEM compatible laser cartridges at a much more reasonable price.

So don't miss the "Band Wagon" hop on board and start buying our remanufactured cartridges today!

Today more than ever customer's acceptance of remanufactured toner cartridges is coming to light. This is evident by looking at some data published by CAP Ventures, Inc. a marketing research firm. Their data shows the following:

In Units 1985 1991 1994 1997 1999 2002
O.E.M. Cartridges 100% 95% 92% 85% 80% 70%
Reman. Cartridges 0% 5% 8% 15% 20% 30%


From the past we have the United States Anti Trust Laws. This is to make customers understand that it is illegal for OEM's to void the warranty of a customer's machine because they are using aftermarket supplies. Upon request we can provide a copy of a letter by Hewlett Packard stating that they "do not prohibit the use of third party supplies".

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