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Ink Cartridges

Don’t throw away that old ink cartridge! Collect used ink cartridges with the inkheads intact. Ship them to Operation Shoebox at the address below so that we can raise postage money by recycling them.

If you hold an ink cartridge drive and you collect large qualities, please contact us to request boxes, labels and posters from our recycling company.

Operation Shoebox
PO Box 1465
Belleview, FL 34421-1465


Please compare all used ink cartridge donations with the list below to ensure compatibility.


Epson Cartridges Laser Toners Canon BCI Series

Acceptable Cartridge List

Lexmark Inkjets18L0042 (83)
18L0032 (82)
17G0060 (60)
17G0050 (50)
15M0120 (20)
12A1990 (90)
12A1980 (80)
12A1970 (70)
10N0026 (26)
10N0016 (16)
Lexmark 31
Lexmark 32
Lexmark 33
Lexmark 34
Lexmark 35
Hewlett Packard Inkjets51633M
C6659 (59)
C6656 (56)
C6657 (57)
C6658 (58)
C8727 (27)
C8728 (28)
51649A (49)
C6614A/D (20)
C6625A/D (17)
C8765 (94)
C8766 (95)
C9348 (96)
C9363 (97)
C9369 (99)
C9368 (100)
51626A/G (26)
51629A/G (29)
51645A/D (45)
C1823A/D/G (23)
C6578A/D (78)
C6615A/D (15)
Brother InkjetsN-700
Canon InkjetsBX 3
BC 01
BC 02
BC 05
BC 06
BC 20
BC 22
BC 23
BX 2
BX 20
Xerox Inkjets8R 7880
8R 7881
8R 7882
8R 788
Sharp InkjetsUXC70B
Dell Inkjets7Y743
Apple InkjetsM3240G/A
Compaq Inkjets33709

All inkjet cartridges must have a printhead to be recycled.



Just a quick note to say thanks for the care packages that you sent over to the 371st SUS BDE. The soldiers really like the items and even more is the fact that there are people like you that care and think about us while we are away from our families. So again I am very thankful to you. Thanks, thanks thanks.

SSG Rodney Jenkins

My name is SPC Tish House, and I am one of the many thankful Soldiers who received your goody bag. Thank you so much for your support, time, and effort. It makes us feel great knowing that someone cares. You all are awesome! God Bless You And Thank You Soooooooo Much!!!

SPC Tish House

I just want to send a quick note to say “thank you” for all the time you spend putting together your care packages for America’s Service Members! I received one the other day and it is so nice to have some comfort items and necessities. I really appreciate your kindness, caring thoughts and prayers!

LTC John Hammer

My name is Lewis and I am a Warrant Officer in the US Army stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan. My unit received your care packages the other day and I want to say thank you! The cookies and Cracker Jacks are always fun to get, but I was mostly touched by a simple handwritten note from Ruth Salerno. The soldiers here do our job because we love our fellowman and we still believe in America. We do not seek accolades, yet I find it very satisfying (and humbling) to know you believe in us. You call u…

Lewis Thomas

Thank you for your support. It is amazing to watch the faces of my troop when they receive your gifts of generosity. You lift them up and keep them motivated. Thank you for everything you do.


From: SSG John S

My name is Brad Nelson and I received a care package from you today. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Myself along with the rest of my company is extremely grateful for your generosity. The treats that you sent were a huge boost in moral and made my day along with many others. It is such a great feeling to know that there are people like you who are willing to support our troops.

CW2 Brad Nelson

I would like to thank you for the care packages that you sent to us. It really does mean a lot to my troops and myself when we know there are people who do care for us. We greatly appreciate your efforts in making us feel more at home away from our families. I want to let you know that your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thank you again.

SFC Montalvo

My name is Sergeant Carlos Valdez. I just received my care package from Operation Shoe Box today and I felt a need to email you guys back home and thank you for all the help and support all the volunteers have given to soldiers like myself. It’s been a while since I received mail here and this was definitely a moral booster. I would also like to thank Eleanor Sullivan from Summerfield Florida for the lovely card sent in my package, please let her know that her kind words didn’t go unnoticed and …

SGT Carlos Valdez

Thank you for the care packages we received here at FOB Wright, Afghanistan. The care packages truly mean a lot to many Soldiers deployed right now. Because we are in an outlying area, many packages do not get out here fast enough for the Soldiers. When they do receive the care packages, it’s like a piece of home for many. Especially for me, I appreciate the comics, crossword puzzles, and have found good use for the tube socks also. Once again,
thank you for all of your support.

Blackwell, William H

I just got one of your packages today and it was awesome!  We got 8 bags, and I dispersed them quickly.  Also, in the bags were some knit beanies.  Man those were awesome!  I will be sending an email soon with a picture of a few of us sporting them!

Philip C.
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