Recycling for Schools Terms and Conditions

1) General

Recycling for Schools is a scheme managed by The Recycling Factory, a division of Dynamic Cassette International. The Recycling Factory collects, recycles and remanufactures inkjet cartridges supplied through its various recycling schemes. The Recycling Factory shall be referred to in these Terms and Conditions as ‘TRF’ and the supplier or proposed supplier of inkjet cartridges shall be referred to as the ‘Account Holder.’ These terms and conditions constitute the entire understanding between the parties for the supply of empty inkjet cartridges.

2) The Price

All prices are quoted net of VAT or other taxable charges and are subject to change without notice. Price’s advertised on the Recycling for Schools website apply to users who have signed up to the Recycling for Schools scheme, unless otherwise stated. Pricelists are reviewed and/or changed on or around the 1st of each month.


TRF will accept inkjet cartridges via the Recycling for Schools scheme as long as they are listed within their respective pricelist section and adhere to the following requirements:

  • The item must have been used only once and not been refilled in any way (exception may apply, where we will pay for non-virgin items where it is indicated on the pricelist).
  • The original brand label must be present and intact. Intact means the label has no holes or tears in it and no obvious attempt has been made to remove the label.
  • The print head has no visible signs of damage (i.e. small dents or scratches).
  • The case is undamaged and completely intact.
  • The item must have not been refilled or reused in any way.
  • The cartridge passes any applicable electrical tests.

4) Passing of Title

TRF shall assume full title to all items upon receipt. TRF does not accept responsibility for any goods lost in transit or which are not accepted as receipts for any reason whatsoever. TRF will not accept receipt of any items for which postage has not been fully paid. TRF will arrange for the safe disposal of any items that do not meet the requirements as stated above.

5) Allocation of Value

Once TRF has accepted receipt of a returned item and confirmed that the item complies with the relevant requirements in section 3, an amount as shown in the relevant price list per item will be allocated to the Account Holders Recycling Account.

6) VAT Registered Account Holders

If the Account Holder is registered for VAT, they must make TRF aware of this fact before the account set up process is completed. If the Account Holder is VAT registered, TRF will issue a VAT Request when a balance of £20.00 or more becomes payable. The Account Holder must then send an appropriate VAT invoice to TRF. On receipt by TRF, the VAT invoice must be legible and not defected in any way. Failure to provide a valid legible VAT invoice will result in payment being held until the appropriate documentation has been received by TRF.

7) Settlement of Accounts

TRF currently offers the following settlement methods for amounts owed:

a) Payment by bank transfer TFR will make a bank transfer to the Account Holders address as notified on the Recycling for Schools Scheme website. Payments will only be issued for accounts with a balance of £20.00 and payments will be made on a monthly basis. The issue of the bank transfer by TRF will constitute full discharge of the outstanding balance. Where receipt of payment is disputed by the Account Holder, investigation and the repayment of any monies will be solely at the discretion of TRF.

b) Miscellaneous TRF may from time to time undertake checks to identify accounts that show no activity within a 24 month period. Those accounts which show prolonged inactivity and have a balance of less than £20 shall have their account cleared, and a donation made to a charity of TRF’s choice. TRF reserves the right to transfer any monies without prior consent from the customer, and no payment will be made or transferred to the customer before, during or after this process has been actioned.

8) Price list Changes and Eligibility

TRF reserves the right to change an Account Holder's price list and their classification at its discretion and without notice. If you send in items, we will pay the current value at the time of processing, not the time that the items were posted.

All inkjet cartridges supplied by the Account Holder must be checked against the Recycling for Schools pricelist in order to be eligible for payment. Payments will not be made for any items received by TRF that are not included on the Recycling for Schools price list. All price list information can be found on the Recycling for Schools website or by contacting TRF directly.

9) Processing of Consignments

Consignments are processed on a first come, first serve basis, and as such during busy times of the year, it may take up to 14 days from when we receive your items, to process them. All customers who supply an email address during the account signup process shall receive a confirmation email when their consignment has been processed, and their items categorised. Disputes over quantities, models, makes, branding and/or value of any item(s) returned shall be investigated at the sole discretion of TRF.

Where an investigation does take place, the outcome of the investigation by TRF is final. Due to the volume of items returned, TRF is unable to return any items to the sender, whether or not they are faulty or are requested to be returned during dispute.

10) Postage and Collections

TRF does not take any responsibility for the loss or damage to items during transit. It is strongly recommended that all customers pack their items(s) to minimise the risk of damage. The freepost label does not guarantee that the items(s) will be received in the same condition as it was sent.

In addition, we recommend that all items that are to be sent back to us that have a high value should be sent at the customers discretion using recorded delivery. All items returned to TRF should be done so accompanied by the appropriate account number. If applicable, accounts should have their barcode label affixed to the packaging, and this should be clearly visible. If items are not clearly marked with the account number, TRF cannot be held responsible for any problems with the processing of these items. TRF has the right to refuse the collection of items and may return any shipment of product it does not wish to accept.

11) Competition Terms and Conditions

From time to time, the Company may run competitions via our website or social media channels.

  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  2. Employees and their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows:
  4. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible.
  5. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  6. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received.
  7. The winner will be notified by private/direct message on either Facebook or Twitter within 24 hours of being chosen. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 7 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  8. The decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final.
  9. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  10. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network.

12) Amendments or Withdrawal

TRF reserves the right to amend or withdraw these terms and conditions without notice to the Account Holder. At all times, an up to date copy of the Terms and Conditions in place are posted on our website.


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