IMPORTANT: It is against USPS regulations to photocopy and reuse a SmartLabel. Please generate a new SmartLabel for each return shipment.
This free program is the most environmentally responsible way to recycle your empty Samsung toner cartridges and we urge all state workers, if possible, to use these containers for returns.
For State of California office users, we offer our S.T.A.R. Office Collection Box program. This completely free service offers easy-to-use collection and return containers that make recycling fast and convenient. Users simply deposit empty cartridges in the collection box. When the box is full, print out a free USPS return SmartLabel® using the form on this page, attach the label to the top box flap, and return it in your outgoing U.S. Postal Service business mail or schedule a free, next-day pickup by using USPS Carrier Pickup.
The large S.T.A.R. Office Collection Box can hold 10 to 15 or more cartridges and is suitable for use in many larger state agency locations. This box may be ordered one at a time or in packs of five.
The small S.T.A.R. Office Collection Box can hold 4 to 8 or more cartridges and is suitable for use in many smaller state agency locations, small departments or by individual users. This box may be ordered in packs of two or five.
Samsung's S.T.A.R. program is a free service brought to you by Samsung for State of California printer users willing to take responsibility in helping to keep California's environment clean. This environmentally conscious program safely reprocesses empty cartridges into their major usable component materials (plastics and resins, metals, nonmetal materials, packaging cardboard and other miscellaneous materials) and makes those recovered materials available to the raw materials marketplace for reuse in new manufacturing for a range of products.
The Samsung S.T.A.R. program firmly promises is to safely and responsibly recycle every returned empty cartridge. Unlike some printer manufacturer return programs, returned cartridges are never incinerated or sent to landfills. Any parts that cannot be recycled are treated and disposed of in a way that causes minimal environmental impact. This ensures that the maximum value from each returned cartridge is obtained at the smallest environmental cost. Samsung is also researching how to reuse the recycled materials in the production of new cartridges and other products.
Thank you for joining us in serving our community and our world.