Action Medical Research works in partnership with The Recycling Factory and Giveacar to generate valuable funds for vital research.

The Recycling Factory (TRF)

Inkjet and toner cartridges

By recycling your empty inkjet and toner cartridges you can help us save and change children’s lives by funding vital medical research.

Recycling will cost you or your company absolutely nothing as all materials, postage and collection are entirely free.

Unfortunately, TRF cannot recycle the majority of ink tanks manufactured by Epson and Canon.

Recycling your mobile phone

Due to new guidance from Royal Mail, freepost envelopes cannot be used to recycle your mobile phones. However, you can recycle these items via our free collection boxes – which can also be used to recycle inkjet and toner cartridges.

Please make sure the battery is in the phone and the phone is switched off. Wrap your mobile phone in protective wrapping to prevent accidental activation (eg wrap in bubble wrap, protective plastic or tissue paper) and pop in the collection box.

If you think you could fill a box or would like to take a box for your place of work, call The Recycling Factory on 0800 091 0696. A free collection will be arranged once the box is full. If you would be happy to promote the box for members of the public to drop off items, please let us know when ordering.


Recycle your car free of charge and help Action Medical Research at the same time.

Giveacar raises money for charities by accepting donations of unwanted cars. It offers nationwide collections of any car or vehicle and doesn’t charge a penny. Every car is either recycled to high environmental standards or sold at auction with the profits - an average of £80 - directed to charity. So please support us.

Claudine Powell recycled her car for Action and recommends others do the same. 

“I searched for a reliable scrap car dealer online. When I found somewhere that sent the profits to charity, I thought that was great.

“Giveacar’s service was excellent. I filled in my details online and received a phone call an hour later. A local scrap dealer arrived bang on time the next morning and took the car away with no hassle. It made my life easier and raised £100 for Action.

“I would encourage anyone who has a car to get rid of to think about using this service. You can raise money for a good cause as well as helping the environment.”

For more details, visit Giveacar’s website, and nominate Action Medical Research as your chosen charity.