Writing Instruments Recycling Program - Community Collection Hubs

Drop off your waste a Community Collection Hub in your area.

Collect your writing instruments to drop off at one of 170 Officeworks stores

TerraCycle, BIC® have partnered to create a free recycling program for all brands of used writing instruments. 

This program operates through our Community Collection Hub network, use the map below to search for your nearest drop off point. There are over 320 locations, including 170 Officeworks stores currently accepting writing instruments for recycling through this program.


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How it works

Collect up your used writing instruments and drop them off at a Community Collection Hub or Officeworks store to be recycled. They will then be sent to TerraCycle to be recycled and given a second life.

By dropping off at Officeworks you can help us collate the waste into larger quantities which means fewer shipments and a reduction in the environmental impacts of getting your waste back to us. With their convenient locations and trading hours we hope this will make recycling your waste even easier. Plus you can recycle a range of other waste while you are there! 

If you can’t find an Officeworks store near you please contact us so we can help you find a way to recycle your writing instruments. 

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.