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How To Recycle Your Water Filter 

How We’re Going Green and Helping You to Recycle Your Water Filters

Regardless of the industry, there’s a growing recognition that we all need to face up to the climate crisis and consider how our activities impact our precious planet.

At UK Water Filters we’ve always tried to be green. In fact a major reason for starting the business was because water filters help reduce the use of plastic bottles. 

Now we want to reduce our carbon footprint even further.

What We're Doing

There is a lot of unnecessary plastic used in the water filters business, both with the filter casings and, as with too many products, with the packaging.

  • We’re working on reducing our plastic usage by 80%.
  • We have hugely reduced our packaging impact by recycling cardboard boxes to use for wrapping and void fill.
  • If and when we have to use bubble wrap we only use the greener type that we air-fill in the warehouse - saving unecessary bulk / transport carbon.
  • We recycle and resell filter housings wherever possible
  • We recycle many of the components used in production
  • We follow best green practices in our workspaces eg by using infra red heating, powered by a green electricity supplier plus using locally sourced, green stationary and so on.
  • We encourage our customers to recycle their filters
Going greener is a serious priority for the business and we continue to work on improving our performance.


How to Recycle Your Water Filter

Here is a guide to how you can recycle or re-use your water filter. 

Find your filter in the list below

How to Recycle an inline fridge water filter cartridge How to Recycle an undersink water filter cartridge How to recycle a reverse osmosis ro water filter
Recycling Inline Types Recycling Undersink Types Recycling Reverse Osmosis


All Other Types

We're continually working on solutions for specific filters. Meanwhile we can recycle any other water filters, with either metal or plastic casings, including all major brands like BWT, Everpure Brita, 3M and so on.

Our partners will remove and repurpose the contents. Then they will grind down the plastic into pellets which are then recycled into other plastic products.

Your Questions

Q: Do I need to prepare the filter before sending it back?

A: Simply dry it out before sending in the post ie stand the cartridge on end so that any water can flow out. Please be careful to do this because if any water leaks out in the post the Royal Mail etc will probably throw it away. It will be a total waste.

Q: Do you pay for the delivery?

A: Sorry not for single cartridges. But we might be able to pay if you have more than 10 to send together. So perhaps you can get together with neighours?

If you have this many please call us to discuss.

Or what you can do is store up any of your own used cartridges so that you can send them in bunches. If you dont want to save up as many as 10, but have a few, you could use, a great website for economical deliveries.

Q: Where do I send them to

A: Please send them to 

UK Water Filters Recycling
South Road
CM20 2BL

Checkout Other things you can do with used water filter carbon