Olympic Printer Resources recycles JBLM cartridges

TACOMA — Olympic Printer Resources, Inc. ( has partnered with LeMay Pierce County Refuse to collect empty printer, fax, and copier cartridges on Joint Base Lewis McChord.

The company remanufactures Brother, Canon, and Hewlett Packard toner cartridges in its Poulsbo production facility. LeMay is contracted with JBLM for garbage and recycling services on the base.

“I am proud to continue a family tradition started by my grandfather, a disabled World War I Army veteran who, back in the 1920s and 1930s, picked up horse manure from the cavalry stables on Fort Lewis and sold it to farmers in the Puyallup valley as fertilizer,” Olympic president Jeff Petersen said.

“Our company has been recycling and remanufacturing cartridges since 1993 and our efforts kept 42.3 tons of cartridges out of landfills last year. We use the empty cartridges to make quality products that meet the same quality and page yield standards of the original manufacturer’s cartridge, but at a savings of 20 to 50 percent.”

The company has been acknowledged for hiring veterans and for its environmental stewardship. The Washington Department of the American Legion selected the company as their small business of the year in 2011 for hiring veterans. The company also received Kitsap County 2008 Earth Day Award for Environmental Leadership.


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