Mahurangi residents are now able to recycle printer cartridges and buy top-quality replacements, after Cartridge World opened a new agency in Warkworth last month.
Glenn Rix and Ling Chan took over Cartridge World Rodney last year with the store in Whangaparaoa and agencies in Orewa, Huapai and Helensville. The new Warkworth agency is based at TailorMade Computers on Neville Street.
“We’ve had a number of customers come from Mahurangi every few months to refill cartridges, so we knew there was a need in this growing area,” Glenn says. “We are also looking to expand to Wellsford in the future.”
People are often sucked into buying cheap, low quality cartridges online, which can leak and cause problems with your printer, he says.
With Cartridge World expanding to Warkworth, this gives people the option of refilling empty cartridges, buying a quality guaranteed compatible, or buying the manufacturers cartridge. The products are about half the price of buying new cartridges from manufacturers, he says.
“People have become used to disposing of cartridges when they run out, but refilling them is cheaper and better for the environment. We can refill both laser and inkjet cartridges dependent on brand.”
Despite the rise of the internet, people are printing more than ever, Glenn says.
“When computers started to take off everyone thought printing would be gone within 20 years, but we print more now than we did 20 or 30 years ago. People still prefer to print something off and read it on paper, rather than staring at a computer screen. Also, a lot more people have computers now and the cost of printers have come down.”
The couple live on the North Shore, but are looking to move further north once their children leave school.
TailorMade Computers will continue to operate as normal, but have a wall dedicated to Cartridge World products.