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Scotch® Tape Recycling Program

Recycle tape dispensers and cores through this program.

Participating locations
Available locations
Waste recycled

Recycling in partnership with Scotch®

TerraCycle® and Scotch® Tape have partnered to create a free recycling program for tape dispensers and cores, as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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We regret to inform you that the Scotch Tape Recycling Program will be closing on October 31, 2016. You will be unable to download or request shipping labels after this date. Additionally, any waste received and checked in after this date will not receive the TerraCycle point donation.

If you would like to continue recycling this waste stream after October 31, 2016, you may purchase the Office Supplies Zero Waste Box

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

What you can recycle

Program accepted waste: Plastic tape dispensers and cores

Recycling guidelines

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover tape). 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 your recyclables

Once collected, the tape dispensers and tape cores are cleaned, shredded, and melted into new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.


Learn more about Scotch

Scotch Brand is committed to sustainability. From sourcing to factory to store, they seek to minimize their impact on the planet.

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