The health and safety of our collectors and their communities is our greatest priority. In light of the growing concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking extra precautions to minimise the possible spread of illness among the TerraCycle network.

We are closely following the official advice given by the New Zealand Government and the World Health Organisation, and provide the following updates for our collection programs:

Collecting and sending your waste

New Zealand Post has announced that while they will continue to provide essential delivery services, their retail outlets have now closed to help minimise any possible spread of illness 😷

Wwe encourage you to keep collecting at home and building your collections, and hold on to your collections until it's easier for you to send them to us.

You can also continue to send collections via your street post box if you wish (please remember to follow official government and WHO guidelines about social distancing).

We will continue to monitor the situation, and will keep you informed of any changes to mailing/warehouse operations as the situation progresses.

Information for visitors to Community Collection Hubs

Check beforehand to confirm if the location is still open and accepting collections. This includes our volunteer-run Community Collection Hubs as well as retail collection locations.

Information for Community Collection Hubs

If you choose to pause your collections at this time, please let your community know. If you wish to continue collecting, we recommend taking additional precautions:

  • Consider using protective equipment such as a mask and gloves when handling any waste
  • Always wash your hands after handling any waste
  • Practice social distancing and other health and hygiene recommendations provided by the government and World Health Organisation

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch. To help combat the spread of the virus, the TerraCycle team is now working remotely, and the best way to get in contact is to email