The Aqua Optima® Water Filter Free Recycling Programme

Recycle all your Aqua Optima® water filters

You can recycle the following types of Aqua Optima water filters accepted in the programme: 

  • Aqua Optima Evolve and Evolve+ 30 day and 60 day water filters
  • Aqua Optima Original 30 day and 60 day filters 
  • Aqua Optima Universal water filters

Waste that is NOT accepted:

  • Water filters of other brands
  • Any filter packaging

For more information, please download our Accepted Waste Poster.

Yes, this national recycling programme is brand-specific, which means you can only recycle the packaging of this particular brand. 

Aqua Optima®  has sponsored this national recycling programme, so there is no direct cost to you.

It’s quite simple to set up and manage a drop-off point, and you can recruit a group of friends to help!

Set Up: 

  • Choose a location and receive permission if needed.
  • Update a new or existing TerraCycle account profile with details about your drop-off location.
  • Request to join the programmes you would like to participate in.
  • Once you’ve been approved for the programmes you requested, set up your drop-off location. 


  • Oversee the location (check it is being used properly, that waste is being shipped when collection boxes are filled). 
  • When boxes are filled, seal them, download and affix the prepaid labels, and arrange a free pick-up for your parcel via UPS by either booking online, calling 03457 877 877 or dropping off your parcel at your closest UPS drop-off point.
  • Continue to join programmes of your choosing.

Promote: Spread awareness about your location (as you see fit) to encourage participation.

Allocate: As you accumulate TerraCycle recycling rewards, choose which charities will receive donations from your points.

No, you do not need to clean the packaging before dropping it off, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. Public drop-off locations will not accept dripping items, so make sure that the filters are completely dry.