Safety Equipment and Protective Gear - Zero Waste Box

Use this box to recycle safety products.

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Use this box to recycle safety equipment and protective gear.

Small box

£139.62

Medium box

£199.07

Large box

£319.33

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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 metals, fibres, and plastics. Metals are smelted so they may be recycled. The fibres (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be molded into new recycled plastic products.

Accepted waste

Please send us your used safety equipment and protective gear. This includes:

  • Ear plugs
  • Beard nets
  • Hair nets
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable Garments
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Disposable Masks*

 *We accept all types of disposable face masks made from plastic, such as dust masks, FFP2 (or so-called "N95"), FFP3 and surgical masks (as long as they don't come from a medical environment). 

Please do NOT...

Do not send in Medical waste: This includes material contaminated with blood or bodily fluids and waste that originate from health care facilities, hospitals, home care, physicians' offices, dental offices, blood banks, veterinary clinics, research laboratories, etc. Fabric, homemade or paper face masks, wax earplugs. Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) or material contaminated with blood which present a danger to the environment, or to people. Batteries, pressurised canisters and broken glass.

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 customersupport@terracycle.co.uk.

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