Royal Canin Recycling Programme

Recycle your pet food packaging through this programme.

Recycle in partnership with Royal Canin

TerraCycle and Royal Canin  have partnered to create a free recycling programme for pet food packaging. 

You can now drop your pet food packaging off at selected vet clinics around New Zealand. To find a location to drop-off your pet food packaging, simply search the map below.

If you're a vet clinic that would like to participate, please fill out this form. If you are a non-vet Community Collection Hub, feel free to share your interest in collecting for this program at

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Collection Hub Locations

Click on the map for collection hub stations

This map is constantly being updated

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around New Zealand where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Can't find a Community Collection Hub in your area?

Why not contact your local vet to ask them to participate on behalf of the community? Alternatively, you can let us know by emailing

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.


  1. Collect your empty pet food packaging in any plastic bag you have available.
  2. Use the Community Collection Hubs map to find a vet clinic near you. 
  3. Seal up your bag of waste and drop it off to a clinic.

To find your nearest participating vet clinic, click here.

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: Dry pet food bags and wet pet food pouches. Please ensure the packaging is empty and clean before recycling. 


Other brands of dry pet food bags and wet pet food pouches can also be recycled through this programme. 

Best practices for recycling

When dropping off at a vet clinic please ensure your waste is in a sealed plastic bag to help the hub manage smells and leaks. 

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the pet food bags are cleaned and shredded. They are then melted down and pelletised to be recycled into new products. Click here for more information about our recycling process.



As thanks for your dedication to diverting waste from landfills, a $1 donation will be made to Blind Low Vision NZ for every kilogram of accepted waste sent through this programme.



At Royal Canin, we focus our attention on the unique needs of cats and dogs. We have a nutrient-led philosophy that allows us to put health and sustainability at the core of our operations. We value the environment in which our pets and their owners live and take responsibility to create sustainable business to ensure we show pets, people and the planet the respect they deserve.

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