RECYCLE your old Mobile phones and Ink cartridges and raise money for Akong Rinpoche Foundation

Yes, we want your old mobile phones and ink cartridges which will then be recycled and allow us to raise funds for our projects. In the UK alone an estimated 15 million mobile phones are discarded every year and over 100 million are hoarded as they still have a monetary value.


With fewer than 10% recycled or reused, this means that by the time the phone is discarded they invariably end up in a landfill somewhere instead of being either refurbished or properly recycled for parts.

Your old phones are worth money!!

Over 50 million ink cartridges per year are thrown away in the UK and end up in land fill sites where they will take over a 1,000 years to decompose. Help protect the environment and raise money at the same time.

Recycling Criteria:

Only virgin cartridges on our wanted items list raise money when recycled. Virgin Cartridges” mean cartridges which have not been refilled before and carry only the original equipment manufacturers branding.

Makes you can recycle include HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Neopost. Please do not send Epson or Kodak.

Cartridges don’t have donation value if:

  • Damaged
  • They have been previously refilled
  • They have been labelled for another brand like Tesco, PC World or Office Depo
  • They have labels removed or extra holes. (Signs that refilling has been attempted)

What do I have to do?

Drop or post your old mobile phones and ink cartridges to:
Himalaya Centre
20 South Clerk Street

Helping us to help those in need