Open Farm Pet Food Bag Recycling Program - Community Collection Hubs

Join this program to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and open to the public in your area.

Champion sustainability in your community by becoming a Community Collection Hub.

TerraCycle and Open Farm have partnered to create a free recycling program for Open Farm pet food packaging. Sign up as a Community Collection Hub to be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Read more about becoming a Hub below. 
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How it works

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around Australia where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Becoming a Hub is the most sustainable way to collect TerraCycle waste. Bigger shipments mean less environmental impact, while earning more donations for the charity or school of your choice. Here's how it works:

  1. Request to join the program by clicking "Join the program" above.
  2. Set up your recycling station using the resources provided.
  3. The address listed in your TerraCycle account will be posted on the publicly available Community Collection Hubs map. Individuals in your area will use your location to drop off their Open Farm packaging. 
  4. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle profile, affix it to your box of waste and take it to your closest Australia Post to ship.

Want to know more?

To find out more about being a Community Collection Hub and its benefits, see here.

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.

Rewards

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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