Garage Separation - Zero Waste Box™
Put all of your non-recyclable and non-organic waste that is generated in your garage and outdoor areas in the Garage and Outdoor Zero Waste Box to ensure all of your garage and outdoor waste gets recycled.
Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to send your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.
The collected waste is mechanically and hand separated into fibres (like wood and coated paper), fabrics (like cotton), metals, plastics and other materials. The resulting fibres will be hydropulped to separate out coatings (like wax and plastics). The separated fiber will be recycled into new paper products, or composted if recycling is not possible. The resulting plastics will be recycled into plastic polymers. The separated fabrics are reused, upcycled or recycled as appropriate. Metals are smelted for steel making. Flexible and rigid plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into various recycled plastic products. Other materials, like glass or rubbers, will be recycled as appropriate to that category of waste. Please take note of what is recyclable in your local recycling system when using this programme.
Garden Products such as hose pipes, paddling pools, swim rings, plastic buckets, plastic pots, small plastic garden tools and non-electronic decorations, small outdoor furniture, filters, sporting goods, baby equipment, luggage and bags, shipping materials, laminated paper packaging, pet products (non-food), plastic packaging.
UNACCEPTED WASTE: Sharp objects like knives, flower scissors or secateurs, DIY tools, garden waste, fabrics and clothing. Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people. Batteries, pressurized canisters, broken glass and medical waste.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. paint from paint tubes). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping.