Recycle your waste with Australia Post.
Australia Post has joined with TerraCycle® to provide a second life for used Prepaid Mailing Satchels and Padded Satchels through the Mailing Satchel Recycling Program.
Moving forward, the Australia Post Mailing Satchels Recycling Program will no longer be available through TerraCycle. You will now be able to recycle your mailing satchels through the soft plastics recycling program available at participating major supermarkets.
Participating is completely free and very easy.
When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office.
Program accepted waste: Prepaid Mailing Satchels & Padded Mailing Satchels
To make recycling even easier, Australia Post's satchels now include the Australian Recycling Label (ARL), an easy-to-understand label that indicates the satchel's recyclability and helps you learn more about mailing satchel recycling. To find out more about the Australian Recycling Label, click here.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. letters & mail).
Once collected, the mailing satchels are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here for more information on the recycling process.
TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a payment of $0.02 per unit received to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice.
To learn more about our points program, click here.
Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.
TerraCycle is excited to partner with Australia Post to bring a national recycling solution for mailing satchels to Australia. To learn more about Australia Post, click here.