A little over 10 years ago, Certified Cartridges was a project I was doing on the side while at the university. Today, we’ve been ranked 68th on the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth.

In fact, Certified Cartridges recorded five-year revenue growth of 1,012%. Just 82 Quebec companies made this prestigious list, and Certified Cartridges ranks among the top 10.

I am so proud of our team. You’d like to know about our recipe for success? Read on!

When the company was founded, there were just two of us. Now we have a staff of some 90 employees. The majority of our sales are conducted online, and we serve more than 30,000 corporate and individual customers across Canada and the United States.

The growth of Certified Cartridges reflects an emerging entrepreneurial trend that I have long believed in. As entrepreneurs, we have a responsibility to take concrete steps to contribute to the sustainable and social development of our community. At Certified Cartridges, this mindset has been deeply rooted in our DNA since day one.

In fact, the company’s growth accelerated when we introduced a collection service for empty ink cartridges, which now diverts 2.2 million cartridges from landfill each year.

Five years ago, I sought out a partnership with Montreal’s Centre de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et en troubles envahissants du développement or CRDITED de Montréal, a rehabilitation centre for developmental impairment and pervasive developmental disorders.

This partnership provides us with the opportunity to work with people who have a physical disability such as deafness or an intellectual disability such as autism or Down syndrome. Each individual brings his or her own expertise and personality to our team and contributes to the success and growth of Certified Cartridges.

I like to call us the Feel Good Company. Every decision we make aims to promote a healthy work environment and happy employees.

These two factors have a direct impact on the satisfaction of our customers and account in no small part for their loyalty.

In 2012, our company was ranked 21st among emerging Canadian companies with the highest growth, recording 399% growth in the six years since its founding. In 2015, we gained our first recognition from the PROFIT 500, ranking 71st.

Today, I sincerely thank our customers for their confidence in us and the entire Certified Cartridges team. This honor is rightfully yours!

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You might already know that you can drop off your old electronics at our store or warehouse for recycling. What you might not know is what happens to them after you leave them with us or at any other collection point. This short video create by the EPRA explains how used electronics are recycled and reinserted into the production line. For more information on recycling your used electronic products, read our article on the subject.

What happens to end-of-life electronics? from EPRA on Vimeo.

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Electronic products recycling associationAs well as being one of the 8 reusers accredited by ther Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), Certified Cartridges now houses two collection points where you can drop-off your old electronic products for recycling. We are the only reuser certified for ink cartridges. This means that we are in charge of giving a second life to all ink and toner cartridges that are collected in EPRA drop-off points in Quebec.

These two locations offer a variety of services. You can choose to pick up your online orders there, drop off your empty ink cartidges for recycling and recycle your electronics. Go to the EPRA’s website for a full list of accepted items.

Collection point in our store

Our store is located at 3813 Saint-Denis in Montreal. Due to the limited space available, this drop-off point is only open to individuals. For businesses, unwieldy items or large quantities, please go to our warehouse. The collection point is open every day of the week during our business hours.

Monday to Wednesday: 9 to 6pm
Thursday and Friday: 9 to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 to 5pm


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Collection point at our warehouse

Our warehouse is located at 160 Saint-Viateur East suite #411. This location is open to both individuals and businesses and collects all types of electronics. It has much more space available and a docking bay and freight elevator are avaialble for unwieldy items like photocopiers. Please schedule an appointment by calling us at 514-599-0935 if you need to use the docking bay. This will allow us to be ready to receive your goods and make the process faster and easier for you.

This drop-off point is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5pm

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If it is impossible or impractical for you, you can find an EPRA accredited drop-off point near you on their website.

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Our Mission

Certified cartridges is a company specialized in the sale of printing products for your printer. You will find a full range of recycled, compatible and original laser cartridges and inkjet of all brands at competitive prices. Our products come from the best companies on the market. Whether you’re looking for original, compatible or remanufactured products, our standards are very high.

Our Vision

Yet, Certified cartridges is proud to meet the needs of over than 2000 companies that command regularly printing supplies. This service to companies made the reputation of Certified cartridges since its beginning.

Our Value

We responded to the request of new stimulated customers with the opening of our shop in one of the busiest area of the province, Plateau Mont-Royal. These new customers who are concerned with sustainable development will benefit from our products and thus will make big savings.

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