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The Aqua Optima® Water Filter Recycling Programme

Recycle all your Aqua Optima® water filters through this programme

Participating locations
13
Available locations
37

Recycle partnership with Aqua Optima®

TerraCycle® and Aqua Optima® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for all your Aqua Optima® water filters. The programme also offers participants the opportunity to fundraise for their favourite school or charity.

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Drop-off locations

Click on the map for drop-off locations
Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

View all participating public drop-off locations on the interactive map above.

A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle waste for recycling. Each public drop-off location is listed on the interactive map above. When you drop off your waste at a public drop-off location, the TerraCycle points earned for the waste are transferred to the account of the public drop-off location administrator in question, who can then donate the points to the charity of their choice.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

This map is updated when new public drop-off locations are added or removed, so we recommend you consult it in advance of each time you plan to drop off your waste.

If you are interested in setting up a public drop-off location for your community, please fill out this form.
You don't have to become a public drop-off location to send us your waste. You can become a private collector simply by joining The Aqua Optima® Water Filter Recycling Programme.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you want to post a shipment, download and printed a free shipping label and drop off your your parcel at a local post office (An Post).

What you can recycle in this programme

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure that the filters are completely dry prior to shipping. Tape the box together securely ensuring there are no loose edges or corners. Print your label and attach it securely to the parcel.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, water filters are cleaned and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or a payment of €0.01 to the non-profit organisation of your choice. For more information about our points programme, click here.

1 unit = 1 Aqua Optima® Water Filter Cartridge

The average weight of 1 unit (1 Aqua Optima® Water Filter Cartridge) = 0.172kg

To earn TerraCycle® points, you need to send minimum 2 units (0.34kg) which will be rewarded with 17 points per unit.

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Leading water filtration experts, Aqua Optima® are excited to partner with TerraCycle® to offer a way to recycle their water filters as a commitment to the environment and in order to tackle single-use plastics. This way you can enjoy great tasting water at home, work or on the move, whilst enjoying a healthy life and healthy earth.

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