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Books & Magazines Zero Waste Box™​

Recycle any books and magazines through this Zero Waste Box.

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TerraCycle has created a zero-waste solution for all your books and magazines. Use this box to recycle your books and magazines.

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How it works

The Zero Waste Box program allows you to recycle almost any type of waste. Simply follows the steps below to recycle your waste with us and make a positive impact on our planet.

What happens to your recyclables

The collected waste is shredded separating the paper (which is recycled) and the other material which is then further separated through hydropulping to allow it to be recycled.

Accepted waste

Please send us any discarded books and magazines, including novels, manuscripts, text books, cook books, comics, or any other type of bound reading material.

Please do NOT...

include eBook readers, or other electronic devices used to facilitate reading on an electronic platform. We will also not accept household hazardous waste such as lithium ion batteries, pressurized canisters, pesticides, paint or medical sharps.

Recycling guidelines

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1. SELECT | Please choose the size of Zero Waste Box you'd like to purchase.

2. COLLECT | When you receive your Box, fill it with the appropriate waste streams (listed above). Once full, ship your Box back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid, pre-affixed shipping label.

3. RECYCLE | When we receive your waste, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.

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