Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility


Advance is committed to providing customers with environmentally conscious products. That’s why, as agents in promoting sustainability, we find ways to be a greener, more productive member of the community we serve. We’re proud to say we live and breathe “green” too! Our environmental programs include:

Toner and Cartridge Recycling

Our multifunctional equipment carry toner in recyclable plastic bottles ranging from recycling symbols 1-7. All of these bottles are able to be recycled in the same way as a water bottle and, in most cases, can be easily recycled through your own single stream recycling program. Internally, Advance participates in our own company-wide single stream recycling program, and we are happy to accept customer toner bottles at our headquarters. Laser printer cartridges, found in our smaller desktop printer line, include instructions within their packaging for shipping cartridges back directly to the manufacturer for recycling or reuse. For more information or assistance with your toner bottle recycling, please call 410-252-4800.

Equipment Reuse

When machines are at the end of their contract, Advance is able to repurpose them for use as loaner machines, or for wholesale purposes.

Equipment Refurbish or Recycle

Once a machine has reached the end of its life, it comes back to our warehouse and is stripped for reusable parts. Once salvageable parts have been collected, the machine is recycled by one of our trusted recycling partners so that it does not end up in a landfill.

Internal Recycling

Our employees understand the value of recycling, which is why Advance provides bottle, can, and paper recycling internally for our employees. Recycling receptacles are available in our lunchrooms and a dedicated employee collects paper for recycling from every workstation and workspace on a daily basis.

Box Reuse

Every cardboard box that enters Advance is evaluated and assessed for reuse. Customer orders for toner and supplies are sent out in previously used boxes to cut down on the use of cardboard. If a box is unable to be reused, Advance recycles it.

Environmentally Conscious Partners

Sustainability is top of mind for Advance, which is why we choose to partner with those who are committed to fostering new and innovative ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Through research and development on energy consumption, use of alternative resources and recycling systems, our partners are committed to seeking greener, more efficient technologies every day.