Sporting Goods Zero Waste Box

Recycle sporting goods through this Zero Waste Box.

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TerraCycle has created a zero waste solution for sporting goods. Use this box to recycle any item, clothing, or equipment used in a sport.

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How it works

TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes allow you to recycle almost every type of waste. Simply follow the steps below to recycle your waste with us and make a positive impact on our planet.

What happens to the waste?

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into fabrics, metals, fibers, and plastics. Fabrics are reused, upcycled or recycled as appropriate. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibers (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletization to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

Accepted waste

Sporting goods including bats, sticks, rackets (included broken parts such as strings, bumpers and grippers), discarded biking/skateboarding equipment including, skateboards, bicycles, wheels, brakes, protective seats, bells, baskets, accessories, rims, reflectors, and handle bars cushions/grips. As well please send us fishing rods, nets, hooks, weights, scales, popped and ripped frisbees, footballs, pucks, any type of ball (basketballs, water-sport, softballs, baseballs, tennis, soccer, volleyballs, rugby, golf, lacrosse, foam, playground, croquet, bocce, and pool etc.), yoga mats, blocks, bags, velcro straps and eye-cushions. Please also include any sports accessories and safety equipment such as helmets, protective pads, resistance accessories, free weights, straps, cones, mouth-guards, whistles, jump ropes, netting, pennies and specified clothing for recreational activity like swimsuits and goggles.

Please do NOT...

include live bait or large gym machines.

We will also not accept household hazardous waste such as lithium ion batteries, pressurized canisters, pesticides, paint or medical sharps.

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure any excess dirt is removed.

Help make this nationally recyclable

We work with a variety of brand partners to make our recycling solutions available, for free, to people around the world. If you represent an eco-curious company, please visit our Business Development Area.

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