Writing Instruments Recycling Program

Recycle your used writing instruments through this program

Participating locations
1,000
Available locations
0
Waste recycled
180,035
Money raised
$1,641.05

Recycle your used pens, markers and other accepted waste in this program

Writing Instruments are simple tools that we use on a daily basis, whether it be at home, school or work. Thanks to our partner BIC®, it is easy to recycle them for free, which helps to protect the environment.

THANK YOU for the overwhelming support for this program! We've filled all available collection spots for now, but you'll be added to the waitlist and we'll let you know as soon as we open more spots! In the meantime, please drop off your waste at an existing Community Collection Hub instead.

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Collection Hub Locations

Click on the map to view the Community Collection Network. This map will display all locations for all waste streams.
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest Community Collection Hub. There is a growing network of public drop-off locations in Australia giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling. These are well-suited for collectors who have a small volume of writing instruments to be recycled.

Become a BIC® Community Champion

Once you've signed up to the program, you have the opportunity to collect on behalf of your community and divert even more waste from landfill. Sign up to become a Community Collection Hub for hard-to-recycle waste while raising money for your favourite school or charity at the same time! To become the ultimate sustainability hero, register your location here. Our team will review and you will receive a confirmation email once you have been added to our network.

How it works

Participating in your home, office, school or organisation is completely free and very easy.

Collect used writing instruments in any box, until you have collected at least 2kg. 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 nearest post office.

Recycle at your nearest Officeworks store

You can now drop off your writing instruments at selected Officeworks stores, stay tuned for updates as more stores are added to our collection network.

Please note: Covid-19 may impact store trading hours and kiosk availability, please contact your local store to confirm if they ar currently accepting waste for recycling.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Officeworks Taren Point - 96 - 98 Taren Point Road,Taren Point NSW 2229

Officeworks Fairy Meadow - 145 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSW 2519

Officeworks Carlton - 385 – 395 Princes Highway, Carlton NSW 2218

Officeworks Lewisham - 163 - 181 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham NSW 2049

Officeworks Greenacre - Lot 1, 51 Roberts Road, Greenacre NSW 2190

Officeworks Punchbowl - 1618 Canterbury Road, Punchbowl NSW 2196

Officeworks Northmead - 2 Windsor Road, Northmead NSW 2152

Officeworks Alexandria - 91 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria NSW 2015

Officeworks Dee Why - 800 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099

Officeworks Bondi Junction - 14 - 26 Ebley Street, Bondi NSW 2026

Officeworks North Ryde - 37 Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113

Officeworks Mona Vale - 47 - 51 Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale NSW 2103

Officeworks Hornsby - 108 - 114 George Street, Hornsby NSW 2077

Officeworks Mosman - 640 Miltary Rd, Mosman NSW 2088

Officeworks West Gosford - 28 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford NSW 2250

Officeworks Coffs Central - 63 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Officeworks Tuggerah - Units 1 & 2 of Building B, 9 Bryant Drive, Tuggerah NSW 2259

Officeworks Liverpool - 24 - 26 Orange Grove Road, Liverpool NSW 2170

Officeworks Blacktown - 22 - 26 Third Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148

Officeworks Wetherill Park - Unit 1, Greenway Supa Centre The Horsley Drive, Wetherill Park NSW 2164

Officeworks Hoxton Park - 2 Lyn Parade ,Hoxton Park NSW 2171

Officeworks Mulgrave - 6 Industry Rd, Mulgrave NSW 2756

Officeworks Auburn - 300 Paramatta Rd, Auburn NSW 2144

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Officeworks Stuart Park - 44 - 46 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park NT 0820

 

QUEENSLAND

Officeworks Hermit Park - 44 - 48 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park QLD 4812

Officeworks Southport - 59 Nerang Street, Southport QLD 4215

Officeworks Toowoomba - 175 - 179 Hume Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350

Officeworks West Burleigh - 50 Kortum Drive, West Burleigh QLD 4219

Officeworks Oxley - 2247 Ipswich Road, Oxley QLD 4075

Officeworks Capalaba - 92 Redland Bay Road, Capalaba QLD 4157

Officeworks Nerang - Lot 4, 2 Page Court, Highland Park QLD 4211

Officeworks Underwood - The Zone 183 Kingston Road, Underwood QLD 4119

Officeworks Browns Plains - 28 Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains QLD 4118

Officeworks Cairns - 1 - 15 Water Street, Cairns QLD 4870

Officeworks Mackay - 11 Milton Street, Mackay QLD 4740

Officeworks Aspley - 1430 - 1434 Gympie Road, Aspley QLD 4034

Officeworks Bundaberg - 253 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

Officeworks Windsor - 157 Newmarket Rd, Wilston QLD 4051

 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Officeworks Fyshwick - 1 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Officeworks Braddon - 30 Mort Street, Braddon ACT 2612

Officeworks Belconnen - 5 Cohen Street, Belconnen ACT 2617

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Officeworks Croydon - 449 - 459 Port Road, Croydon SA 5008

Officeworks Noarlunga - 212 - 216 Beach Road, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168

Officeworks Keswick - 5 - 7 Anzac Highway, Keswick SA 5035

Officeworks Prospect - 87 - 93 Main North Road, Prospect SA 5082

Officeworks Parafield - Tenancy 1, Commercial Estate Precinct, Parafield Airport, Main Nth Rd, Parafield SA 5106

Officeworks Marion - 939 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043

Officeworks Gawler Place - 69 Gawler Place, Adelaide SA 5000

 

VICTORIA

Officeworks Mentone - 3 Nepean Highway, Mentone VIC 3194

Officeworks Chirnside Park - 294 Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park VIC 3116

Officeworks Chadstone - 699 Warrigal Road, Chadstone VIC 3148

Officeworks Frankston - 351 - 355 Nepean Highway, Frankston VIC 3199

Officeworks Ferntree Gully - 802 Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156

Officeworks Narre Warren - 352 Princess Highway, Narre Warren VIC 3805

Officeworks Mornington - 1128 - 1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington VIC 3931

Officeworks Preston - 121 Bell Street, Preston VIC 3072

Officeworks Dandenong South - Tenancy 5, 55 - 67 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South VIC 3175

Officeworks Doncaster - 602 - 630 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Officeworks Ballarat - 116 Creswick Road, Ballarat VIC 3350

Officeworks Bendigo - 297 - 305 Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo VIC 3550

Officeworks Box Hill South - 263 Middleborough Road, Box Hill South VIC 3128

Officeworks Maribyrnong - Unit 2, 169 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

Officeworks Russell St - 271 - 275 Russel Street, L1, Shop 9 - 11, Melbourne VIC 3001

Officeworks Werribee - 57 - 61 Synnot Street, Werribee VIC 3030

Officeworks Caroline Springs - Cnr Panamax Dr & Ballarat Rd, Caroline Springs VIC 3023

Officeworks Taylors Lakes - 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038

Officeworks Taralgon - Shop 6 149 - 163 Argyle Street, Traralgon VIC 3844

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Officeworks Subiaco - 160 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008

Officeworks Fremantle - 92 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA 6160

Officeworks Bunbry - 42 Wittenoom Street, Bunbury WA 6230

Officeworks Joondalup - 15 Dwyer Turn, Joondalup WA 6027

Officeworks Morley - Lot 6, 137 Russel Street, Morley WA 6062

Officeworks Cannington - Tenancy 2, 1377 - 1381 Albany Highway, Cannington WA 6107

Officeworks East Victoria Park - 343 Shepperton Road, East Victoria Park WA 6101

Officeworks Midland - Midland Home, Cnr Llyod & Clayton St, Midland WA 6056

Officeworks Mandurah - Tenancy 6, 8 Magenta Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210

Officeworks O'Connor - 2 Stockdale Road, O'Connor WA 6163

Officeworks Albany - Tenancy A, 160 Albany Highway, Albany WA 6330

Officeworks Jandakot - Unit 20, 87 Armadale Road, Jandakot WA 6164

What you can recycle in this program

Accepted waste in this program: All writing instruments (except for wooden pencils, crayons and chalk) are accepted:

Any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid pot (must be empty), correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition.

Note that we do not accept glue sticks, erasers, rulers or other cutting objects that could disturb the recycling process. Please be careful not to include any of those items. 

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the writing instruments are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products. Click here for more information about our recycling process.

Rewards

Earn points for the waste you recycle

Each parcel that weighs more than 2kg qualifies for rewards in the form of TerraCycle points. For each kilogram of accepted waste you send through this program, you'll earn $1 in donation points, redeemable for a payment to a school or charity of your choice.

Promotions and contests

Win a Green Getaway!

Recycling Program: Any of our free recycling programs!
Timeline: 2 November - 31 December 2020
Prize: $2,000 voucher for Green Getaways
How to win: Send in a shipment of waste from any of our free recycling programs.

Resources

LEARN MORE ABOUT BIC®

Did you know that with a BIC® Cristal® pen that only weighs 5.8 g, you could write for 3km? Along with several other BIC® writing and colouring instruments the BIC® Cristal® pen received the NF Environment  Mark (NF 400) which rewards the best products in terms of quality and environmental impact.

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