About EPEAT®

EPEAT® is an environmental rating and global registry program developed using a grant from the U.S. EPA and managed by the Green Electronics Council. It's a convenient resource for purchasers, manufacturers, resellers and others wanting to identify and promote environmentally preferable products.

EPEAT registered imaging products meet an extensive list of environmental based criteria covered in the IEEE 1680.2 Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment. For more information please visit EPEAT's website.

The information below describes Brother’s commitment to meeting EPEAT requirements for certified imaging products.

Materials with special handling needs (

Within one year after the EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, Brother will provide reuse and recycling facilities with information about hazardous materials, their location within the product, and any special handling needs required. Brother ensures that those materials are safely and easily identifiable. Information regarding access to the recycling information regarding the models listed below can be obtained by contacting Brother Customer Support at 1-877-276-8437.

End-of-Life Characterization Reports (

Within one year after the EPEAT-registered product is put on the market, end-of-life processing requirements for the product are prepared and made available to all reuse and recycling facilities. End-of-life characterization reports that provide guidance for the effective processing of materials identified in EU WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, Annex II will also be provided to interested institutions and organizations upon request. For more information, call Brother Customer Support at 1-877-276-8437.

Early failure process (

Brother provides information on troubleshooting, repair or replacement of a product through its support section on each individual product site, or through our general support website.

Spare parts (

Spare parts for all Brother printers, scanners, and multi-function devices are available for purchase for a period of seven years after the end of production. Please contact your sales representative for more information, or call customer support at 1-877-276-8437.

Product take-back and end-of-life processing requirements (, and

Brother offers a nationwide take-back service for proper end-of-life management of EPEAT-registered and Non-EPEAT registered products. Information on specific take back programs in the United States can be found here.

Brother Recycling Program

    • Fiscal Year 2014:
    • Volume of Products Collected through Mandated Programs: 4,510,602 lbs
    • Volume of Products Collected through Voluntary Programs: 0 lbs
    • Total Volume of Products Collected: 4,510,602 lbs
    • Fiscal Year 2015:
    • Volume of Products Collected through Mandated Programs: 5,214,281 lbs
    • Volume of Products Collected through Voluntary Programs: 0 lbs
    • Total Volume of Products Collected: 5,214,281 lbs

Key environmental aspects (

Information regarding key environmental aspects affected by our operations can be found at the following web sites:

Non-fiber based packaging take-back (

Brother offers a take-back service of non-fiber based packaging of all Brother products to institutional purchasers. Although we strongly encourage local recycling of plastic packaging, as it eliminates the additional greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation to our recycling facility, customers may use our service by shipping, at their own cost, their non-fiber based plastic packaging to Brother at: Brother International, ATTN: Institutional Packaging Recycling, 7905 North Brother Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38133-2755.

Use of Recycled and Chlorine-Free Paper (

Recycled and renewable content paper and chlorine-free paper can be used in all Brother printers and multi-function devices.

Non-OEM consumables (

Brother printers and multi-function products are not designed to prevent the use of non-Brother ink cartridges, toner cartridges and toner containers. For optimum performance of Brother products, Brother recommends use of Genuine Brother supplies.

Take-back services for consumables (

EPEAT registered products are in conformance with the requirements of IEEE 1680.2 Section - Take back and end of life management for cartridges and containers; Brother offers the free-of-charge program for the responsible recycling of empty toner and ink cartridges for registered products.

Brother provides the following take-back services for the end-of-life-management toner and ink cartridges.

  • Recycling of toner cartridges
  • Recycling of ink cartridges

Please visit Toner and Ink Recycling for more information.

In 2015, a total of 1673.14 metric tons of ink and toner cartridges were collected via this programs. The following provide details regarding the quantity collected and the corresponding end-of-life management method used:

End-of-Life Management Method Weight (Metric Tons) 2015

Reuse of components : 1242.22

Materials recycling : zero

Waste-to-energy : 430.92

Material in storage, pending processing : 301.47

Incineration : zero

Landfill : zero

Not inhibiting reuse or recycling of cartridges or containers (

Brother toner/ink cartridges and toner containers/ink tanks are not designed to prevent their use and recycling.