Open Farm Pet Food Bag Recycling Program - Private Collectors

Join this program to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.

Give your Open Farm packaging a second life, for a happy pet and planet!

TerraCycle and Open Farm have partnered to create a recycling program for all Open Farm pet food packaging! Join this program as a private collector to ship your waste directly to TerraCycle for free.

Alternatively, if you would like to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and collect for the public, you can head to this page to join.

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How it works


If you are unable to become a Community Collection Hub and be listed on our map as a public location, you can still send us your Open Farm pet food packaging as a private location! You can collect on your own or with your friends & family, school or workplace. This option enables you to collect with a group without being listed on our Community Collection Hub map.

To sign up as a private collector please follow these steps:

  1. Join the program by clicking the button at the top of this page.

  2. When you are ready to ship your waste to us, head to your profile to download a free shipping label for this program.

  3. Affix your shipping label to your package and bring it to your closest Australia Post.

What you can recycle in this program

Program Accepted Waste:

  1. Open Farm Dry Dog Food packaging
  2. Open Farm Dry Cat Food packaging
  3. Open Farm Ancient Grains Dry Dog Food packaging
  4. Open Farm Rustic Stews and Rustic Blends packaging

Please note that only Open Farm Pet Food packaging is accepted through this program. 

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover pet food). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the pet food bags are cleaned and shredded. They are then melted down and pelletised to be recycled into new products. Click here for more information about our recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

For every 1kg of Open Farm packaging you ship to TerraCycle, you will receive $1 in TerraCycle points, to be donated to a school or charity of your choice.


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