BIC® Stationery Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle writing instruments and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
Available locations
Waste recycled
Money raised

All brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging

Please note that white-out (including Wite-Out) and free ink markers are not accepted.

No, the BIC® Stationery Recycling Program accepts writing instruments and packaging from all brands.

No, your shipment can be any weight. Your shipment may also be any weight to earn the TerraCycle point donation for this program.

No, you do not need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your items are dry prior to shipping.

Each piece of waste your location sends in will earn you about 2.5 TerraCycle points. Writing instruments and packaging will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.025 pounds each.