Smash your printer and win $30!
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the beloved film Office Space, and its iconic printer destruction scene, Cash4Toners wants to give you cash for your best printer destruction video!
Unleash your inner office geek, smash that clunky old printer, and Cash4Toners will send you a $30 Visa Gift Card!
Smash Your Printer, Win $30
- Share your printer destruction video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by April 30, 2019. Make sure your profile is public so we can all see it!
- Tag it #Smash4Cash and #Cash4Toners
- Drop us a line at email@example.com
- We’ll send you a $30 Visa Gift Card! (Limited to the first 300 participants. Limit one per person.)
Wait…Don’t Forget The Toner!
The first thing you should do when your printer dies unexpectedly is get rid of your old supplies.
Get cash for your toner cartridges! Not only is this an important part of the grieving process, but you can put cash in your pocket by selling those unused, surplus toner cartridges.
Especially ink cartridges! Those things have a pretty short shelf life, so sell them to a buyback company before they’re worthless!
Before you buy a new printer, sell your surplus toner from your old printer.
Now, get ready to smash your printer and win $30!
Smash And Trash…No, Recycle!
As much as we love a good printer smash video, we love saving the earth more!
Once you’re done trashing your old printer, find a place to properly recycle that mess.
Your township or municipality probably has a scheduled electronic waste collection pick-up or disposal center . . . check your town website or the notices at city hall.
According to Consumer Reports, an United Nations study reported that 44.7 million tons of e-waste were discarded in 2016, and only 20 percent of it was disposed of properly.
So far, 25 states have passed laws requiring people to recycle old electronics.
But no matter where you live, there are safe methods for disposing of electronic waste.
You can find the nearest e-waste recycling facility using this clickable map from the Telecommunications Industry Association.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides these additional e-waste recycling resources.
There are local facilities in your area that specialize in recycling computer peripherals.
They might charge a small fee for the service, but professionals will safely remove any toxic items from the printer, and recycle every possible part.
The environmental impact of improperly disposing of printers is substantial, reports the European Printing Ink Association.
Give To The Cause
You may also be able to donate your dead printer to charity.
Some facilities collect, repair and donate printers to nonprofit organizations and other institutions.
In return, you get a tax write-off, and your old printer doesn’t end up in a landfill. You don’t want your ink and toner cartridges ending up in landfills either.
Don’t Toss Out The Toner (Or Ink)!
Currently, more than 375 million empty ink and toner cartridges are thrown in the trash each year.
This is a staggering number, especially when we now know that a single cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to a hundred years or more to fully decompose.
Diverting toner cartridges from the landfills is extremely important to our environment since they are a major contributor to electronic waste, which is one of the fastest growing forms of waste.
Nearly 100% of the materials used to manufacture ink and toner cartridges can be recycled and reused, which in turn greatly reduces the pollutants and toxins that would be released into the environment if these items were left as waste in local landfills.
Approximately one gallon of oil is utilized in the production of a new laser cartridge.
By recycling toner cartridges, we are in fact saving millions of gallons of oil.
Additional Disposal Options
Most printer manufacturers — including HP, Epson, and Canon — have their own recycling programs. Below are other options for proper printer disposal:
- Best Buy offers recycling options for a wide range of electronics, no matter where you bought them.
- GreenVisionInc is not only at the forefront of e-waste recycling, its workforce provides meaningful jobs for people with autism!
- Amazon pays up to $200.91 (in the form of an Amazon gift card) for just about any kind of electronics device, as well as for music CDs and video games.
- Dell Reconnect is a partnership with Goodwill that accepts any brand of computer, as well as “just about anything that can be connected to a computer,” according to the website. You can drop off used devices at participating Goodwill locations around the country.
49 comments on “Celebrate 20 Years Of Office Space! Smash Your Printer and We’ll Send You $30”
What a fun way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Office Space! With Earth Day around the corner, recycling this e-waste shouldn’t be an issue.
I did not know anything about all the recycle possibilities you talked about! I need to read at my job so that they start to recycle our printers and inks ! Thank you for sharing!
What a great deal! So many printers now a day are just so expensive with their toners! I pove the fact that they give you a rebate! Thanks for sharing!
I haven’t smashed a printer, but my dad did something similar with his shop phone one time. It’s crazy to read this when I was just telling my mother-in-law that she should try taking her old ink cartridge to Best Buy to recycle it when I helped her replace hers this morning.
Wow! That’s cool raffle promo! How I wish I have a chance to participate 🙂
This is a nice way to get $30 and help the environment! Every little thing counts 🙂
100 years to fully decompose? Whoa. This is a great way to save $$ AND help save the environment!
I wasn’t aware of the donation option. I feel like we always junk them , assuming no one can use them. This is a really nice option to have. I’ll have to look at some places locally that I can give them to.
Wow,what an interesting way to earn $30! I didn’t know about printer recycling thing, would surely share this with my colleagues
Oh wow I Had no idea about any of this! Thanks for sharing!
Our printer just died and smashing it sounds like a ton of fun! What an interesting way to earn so funds.
That is a great idea to recycle old printers or electronics in general. Seems like a fun way to make an extra $30!
This is such an interesting deal. Never thought of donating my old printer. It is sitting there up on the cupboard. It’s time I do something about it.
Such a great way to make some extra cash for a great reason. Good on you for raising awareness. I would have no idea such things exist hahah!! I will look into this further.
Recycling is definitely the best way to go with these sorts of things. We need to cut down the amount of waste in our environment. Getting some cashback for the video is a bonus.
Recycle your old electronics…or smash them and then recycle them…either way, recycle!
I do know that most toners I have purchased have a way for you to recycle them with the company. We definitely need to remember to do that whenever we run out of them.
This is so fun! I live OfficenSpace. It’s such a classic.
This is such a great deal on a printer. Both of mine have crapped out so I may just have to take you up on this!
Wow, what an interesting way to throw a printer away. I like the others, including recycling, but never thought about smashing!
We think it’s a smashing idea, Aisasami!
What a great idea this is. Love that you can get such a fab deal on a printer xx
This sounds a little extreme to me! LOL but I can understand some people find it funny 🙂
Live life to the extreme, Nati!
I still have an old printer sitting in my garage. With my new position, I no longer print. I like the idea you share.
I need my printer at home, and it was kinda pricey for a printer, so I doing think I’ll be celebrating Office Space’s anniversary this way, lol. I did chuckle when I thought about the idea of doing it though!
We understand. We love our printers too! We’ll see you when its time for new ink and toner, Elaine!
This is such an awesome idea! Definitely bookmarking to recycle my printer and toner later!
This is such a cool promotion! I honestly never considered recycling my cartridges, but I will in the future!
Good reminders to always recycle these things! I always cash in my empty ink/toner cartridges, and save up a stash of dead electronics to take to the next county’s electronic-waste recycling shop 2x/yr.
We’d expect nothing less from a Super Mom, Flossie! A good toner buyback company can de-clutter your office space and make you money!
Much higher number than I thought. I’m not much of a paper person, and I’m lucky if I can find a pen. I don’t print or write much, so I guess I am doing my part!
Oh my goodness I have the music from office space stuck in my head right now. I love that movie and the idea of this giveaway!
We love us some Geto Boys, Nicole!
Seriously you guys, Im actually laughing out loud here. way to go!
I wish I own a printer on my desk to make it complete. Nice way to celebrate though!
How unique! We have a local non-profit who accepts all old electronics for the special needs community to use and refurbish. That’s how I will go forward. Thanks.
Beautiful, Didi! We need more big-hearted people like you around looking out for people with special needs!
I love that there are so many ways to recycle your printer. I think we all need to make sure we recycle anything we can!
Well said, Bree! Be kind to Mother Earth! Recycle!
As destructive as it sounds, smashing a printer feels like it would be such a cathartic experience! I have a good printer now, but if it ever dies on me, I won’t let it go out gently.
The catharsis of destruction can be a beautiful thing, Riana! Not as soul-satisfying as recycling, but still pretty fine!
What a great movie and a fun way to celebrate!
How cool is this?! I did not know anything about this. I knew you could recycle old toner cartridges, but not the printer itself. Once my printer is obsolete, I will be smashing it. Sounds fun actually. lol
Smash away, Jessie…just remember your safety goggles!
Most places you can purchase toner from these days will take returns on the empty cartridges for free. So its an easy way to dispose of it.
Sounds interesting! I am glad to know that celebrating 20 years! Yay! Congratulations!
Why haven’t I heard about this about 2 years ago? I don’t own a printer anymore but when I did I had so many issues with it that my only thought about it was ‘I want to smash it hard’. But then the printer died. And I didn’t smash it. Now I’m sorry I didn’t because it would be a lot of fun. Haha