Planet Partners Program


HP’s Planet Partners Program has come to Colorado State University!

Cartridges Diverted From the Landfill

Hewlett Packard, Procurement Services, Central Receiving and ASCSU Environmental Affairs have teamed up to bring the Planet Partners Program to campus. The Planet Partners Program is an easy and environmentally friendly way to recycle your HP OEM (original equipment manufacturer) cartridges on campus. The program covers only newly manufactured HP cartridges, however Procurement Services is working to procure a vendor to handle remanufactured cartridges. (Since January 2009 approximately 2000 cartridges have been recycled).

Free HP Energy Star Compliant Printers

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 and similar equipment per year. The printers and similar equipment 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 . (Since January 2009, the program has awarded 23 free printers).

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 an envelope or in the box your new cartridge came in and drop it in your departmental mail bin. The box or envelope MUST be marked "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. Thanks!

Program Overview
Program Application

Questions? Contact Farrah Bustamante by email or at 491-1992.