BCTC is an environmentally responsible organization and considers environmental stewardship a foundation of its operations. As such, BCTC's printing system provides faculty and staff with an opportunity to participate in environmental stewardship by providing them with usage reports and encouraging employees to reduce printing volume by utilizing alternatives to printing such as:

  • E-mailing documents,
  • Sharing documents on the server or thePoint,
  • Posting documents to BlackBoard,
  • Providing course packs which can be sold through Barnes & Noble

BCTC's lease agreement with Konica-Minolta provides for overall printing cost reduction by charging by number of pages printed (pay per page/click).

The lease agreement also provides BCTC with a free recycling service for toner cartridges. Instructions on using this service are detailed, below.

Recycling Toner Cartridges and Toner Waste Tubes

All devices have an assigned BCTC contact. The BCTC Contacts are responsible for recycling used toner cartridges and waste toner tubes. To recycle a used toner cartridge or waste toner tube, the BCTC Contact should go to and order a Clean Planet box for recycling. Once the Clean Planet box is ready to be sent for recycling, the BCTC Contact should go to and print a label for mailing. There is no charge for the delivery of used toner cartridges when using these labels.

Please see the attached screen prints for detailed instructions for ordering a Clean Planet box for recycling: How to Order a Clean Planet Box.

Please refer to the following link for additional information on BCTC's efforts related to environmental stewardship: Sustainability Committee