Recycle cannabis packaging through this program.
Every year, billions of pieces of used packaging end up in dumpsters and landfills across Canada. The waste collected through this program is recycled into a variety of recycled products and is given a second life.
This is a confirmation-based recycling program. After you request to join, we will review your request and get back to you within 14 days. To speed this process, please self-identify your "organization type" in your TerraCycle profile as either Individual or Retail Partner. Click here to update your TerraCycle profile. We define these as follows:
Generally, the criteria for approval into the program will be:
1. If you are an individual, we need to verify that you are not a store.
2. If you are a retail partner, we need to verify your legal status. If you are legally permitted, you can join this program and ship. If you are not legally permitted, you will be rejected.
Program accepted waste: This program accepts any and all cannabis packaging purchased from a licensed retailer including outer plastic packaging, inner plastic packaging, tins, joint tubes, plastic bottles, plastic caps, and flexible plastic bags.
You do not need to clean the waste before sending it in to TerraCycle. However, please remove all of the remaining product before shipping. And please remember, UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping.
Once collected, the packaging is cleaned and melted into plastic pellets that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.