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The Aqua Optima® Water Filter Recycling Programme

Recycle all your Aqua Optima® water filters through this programme

Participating locations
499
Available locations
1

Recycle partnership with Aqua Optima®

This programme is currently full. You can drop-off your Aqua Optima® water filters at public drop-off locations across the UK – find your local one here

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Important!

Please note that this programme is no longer accepting new participants. Please consult the map below to drop off your waste at an existing public drop-off location. 

Collection boxes are available for all public drop-off locations on the programme.

Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Check out all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

How it works

There are 2 different ways to participate in this programme:

1) Drop off your Aqua Optima® water filters at your nearest public drop-off location

Find your nearest public drop-off location on the interactive map above and drop off your Aqua Optima® water filters.

To learn more about public drop-off locations, please click here.

2) Set up a public drop-off location

Please note this only applies to members participating in the recycling programme.

If there are no public drop-off locations near you, you can set up your own in a convenient location where you have the authorisation to do so. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create a TerraCycle® account
  2. Join the programme by clicking on "join programme for free" at the top of this page
  3. Fill out this form to finalise your request

To learn more about what public drop-off locations are and what it involves to set up one, please click here.


Once you are a member of the programme and when you are ready to send a shipment, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a free UPS label from your account
  2. Print your label out
  3. Attach your label to your parcel
  4. Simply book a free pick-up via UPS by calling 03457 877 877 or book online via this link. Alternatively, you can also drop off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point, which you can find here

What you can recycle in this programme

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure that the filters are completely dry prior to shipping. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the shipment.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, water filters are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

Earn points for the waste you recycle

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of £0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

1 unit = 1 Aqua Optima® Water Filter Cartridge

The average weight of 1 unit (1 Aqua Optima® Water Filter Cartridge) = 0.172kg

Please weigh your shipment before sending it because the weight depends on the type of filter.

To earn TerraCycle® points, you need to send minimum 2 units (0.34kg) which will be rewarded with 17 points per unit.

Resources

Leading water filtration experts, Aqua Optima® are excited to partner with TerraCycle® to offer a way to recycle their water filters as a commitment to the environment and in order to tackle single-use plastics. This way you can enjoy great tasting water at home, work or on the move, whilst enjoying a healthy life and healthy earth.

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