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Fonterra Pouch Recycling Programme

Recycle your yoghurt pouches and caps with Fonterra

Participating locations
Available locations
Waste recycled

Recycle in partnership with Fonterra

TerraCycle and Fonterra have partnered to create the Fonterra Pouch Recycling Programme, a free recycling programme for Anchor Uno pouches, Anchor Protein+ or any other yoghurt pouches.

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Drop-off locations

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Find nearest public location

This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest public drop-off location. There is a growing network of public drop-off locations in New Zealand giving everyone the opportunity to drop off their waste for recycling.

If your location would like to be considered to become one of our public drop-off points, you must fill in the Drop-off Application Form to begin the application process. One of the team will contact you should your application be successful.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.


Firstly, join the programme through your online account. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office. 

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: Anchor Uno and Anchor Protein+ pouches and caps and any other brand of yoghurt pouches and caps.

This programme accepts any brand of yoghurt pouches

This programme accepts any brand of yoghurt pouches

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. yoghurt). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the yoghurt pouches are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.


TerraCycle Points

Each kilo of pouches that you send to TerraCycle through the Fonterra Pouch Recycling Programme can be redeemed for a payment of NZ$1.00 (per kilo) to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To fundraise for your school or not-for-profit of choice, please keep in mind that your shipment has to be over 1kg.

To learn more about our points program, click here.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

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TerraCycle is excited to partner with Fonterra to bring a national recycling solution for fonterra pouches to New Zealand. To learn more about Fonterra, click here.

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