WHAT CAN I SEND
Please send us any type of packaging material such as food containers for infants, non-recyclable baking packing/muffin tins, ingredients packaging (such as packaging for flour, oil bottles and bags, food coloring, sprinkles, pastes, bread, naan, pita bread, bagels, buns). You can also send bubble wraps, padded envelopes, Styrofoam peanuts, air bags, pallet liners and covers, shrink wrap, cushioning, tissue paper packaging, foam sheets, foam planks, spices packaging, cereal bags, coffee bags, fresh seal bags. Any single serving packs (such as for mustard etc.), plastic containers for food or condiments (such as containers for ketchup, hot sauce, cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, honey, syrup, salad dressing etc.), packaging for dried products (such as nuts, dried fruits and vegetables, granola etc.) egg cartons made from plastic or styrofoam, energy bar wrappers, frozen food bags and packaging, pasta packaging with case and wrapping, frozen pizza packaging with the trays and protective sheaths, gum packaging, non recyclable packaging for instant foods like cup noodles and camping food, plastic bags for storage and shopping, freezer bags, grocery bags, ice bags, trash bags, meat packaging, packaging from meal take out and delivery, drink mix packaging, fruit and vegetable plastic bags, wrappers, ties, rubberbands, packaging for seasonings, and carry out plastic bags.
HOW IT WORKS
Please choose the size box you'd like to purchase. When you receive your box fill it with the appropriate waste streams. Once full, bring your box to any UPS location or schedule a collection to ship your items back to TerraCycle using the pre-paid UPS shipping label which is already affixed to your box. When we receive your box, we'll safely recycle all of the collected materials.
The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into the various forms of plastic that make it up. The separated plastics then undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.
Please remove the contents of all food packaging before sending. Please note that we will not accept organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled nappies, expired medication, pesticides, paint, pressurised canisters, and medical sharps in any of our boxes. Please send traditional recyclables through your local council system.