Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box
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/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.
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.
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.
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.