Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box

Use this box to recycle any flexible or rigid plastic packaging.

Learn more
Thumbnail for Plastic Packaging

Use this box to recycle any flexible or rigid plastic packaging.

Small box


Medium box


Large box


Learn more
Share this programme with your friends!

How it works

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.

What happens to the waste?

The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into the various forms of plastic that make it up. The separated plastics then undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.

Accepted waste

Any flexible plastic packaging including cereal bags, coffee bags, fresh seal bags, snack wrappers, rice/pasta packaging, gum packaging, plastic bags, bin bags, packaging for dried products and freezer bags. Non-recyclable plastic items including baking packing/muffin tins, foam sheets, frozen food bags, ice bags, drink mix packaging and wrappers, shipping material (bubble wraps, packing peanuts, airbags, shrink wrap, cushioning pallet liners and covers). Any hard / rigid plastic packaging including spices packaging and plastic containers for food or condiments.

Please do NOT...

UNACCEPTED WASTE: Food content and liquid waste, plant-based or biodegradable plastics (i.e.. PLA). Any non-plastic waste: paper, metals, cardboard, glass. Plastic cards. 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.

Best practices for recycling

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.

Help make this nationally recyclable

We work with brand partners to create recycling solutions that enable consumers to recycle their products and/or packaging for free. If you represent an eco-minded company and are interested in working with us, please contact

You should also try...

To further your zero waste initiatives, you may be interested in some of our other Zero Waste Boxes.