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Planet Partners Program has come to campus

Updated April, 2009

The Planet Partners Program is an easy and environmentally-friendly way to recycle your HP OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridges on campus.

Hewlett Packard, Procurement and Contracting Services, Central Receiving and ASCSU Environmental Affairs have teamed up to bring the Planet Partners Program to campus. The program covers only newly manufactured HP cartridges.  However, PCS is working to procure a vendor to handle remanufactured cartridges. 

Keep cartridges from ending up in the landfill

In addition to ensuring that cartridges do not end up the landfill, Colorado State University has the potential to receive over $50,000 worth of free Energy Star compliant printers per year. The new printers will be available to all campus departments on a first come, first served application process, based on need to replace older, non-Energy Star compliant printers.

Program specifics and application

How do I dispose of my HP OEM cartridges?

There are two easy ways to dispose of your HP OEM cartridges. 

(1) Put your used HP OEM cartridge into the box your new cartridge came in or in an envelope and drop it in your departmental mail bin. Please be sure the box or envelope is marked with “RECYCLE.” Central Receiving will then pick them up with your daily mail run.


(2) Drop your HP OEM cartridges into bins strategically located in the Lory Student Center, Morgan Library and the Residence Halls. ASCSU volunteers and Central Receiving will periodically empty the bins for return to HP.


Please help us keep energy costs down, conserve landfill space and provide up-to-date equipment to your CSU campus by participating in this program. 

Contact: Farrah Bustamante
Phone: (970) 491-1992