About Us

Meaning of Ohana?

In terms of Hawaiian culture, the meaning of the word Ohana means family. This reference includes not only blood relatives, but also adoptive and extended family…

Ohana Collect is run by seven members of the same family along with many of the staff who have been involved with the company and its subsidiaries for many years.

The Directors been involved in the collection and distribution of used printer cartridges since 1994 making us one of the longest serving original companies in the industry.

So, what is the secret of longevity? Customer service and customer satisfaction. We are prepared to go that extra mile for our customers. Whether you have a single box or a full trailer, the service we provide is always the same.

Our Head Office and warehouses are located in Norfolk, England. An additional sales office and collection facility is located in the United States in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ohana Collect specialises in the collection and reuse of used inkjet printer cartridges. There are over 60 million cartridges thrown into landfill or incineration each year in the UK alone.

A lot of offices will have bins for all general waste which will allow cartridges to be placed in. This is your legal requirement covered but most of what goes into these big bins are shredded so no re-use can be made.

Our aim is to grow our business network and to keep reducing how much of this material is simply discarded.

On the 14th February 2014 the latest revised European Directive (Directive 2012/19/EU) was implemented to include all fax/copier & inkjet printer cartridges with a smart chip or radio frequency. This is now a legal obligation to all businesses and this type of WEEE waste must be disposed of in a correct and legal manor.

Not only do we adhere to all legal requirements but through our global network of customers most of what we recover has an after market.

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