Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™


The Zero Waste Box was developed by TerraCycle to provide the first ever comprehensive recycling solution for everyday consumer waste. With over 100 different boxes to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.


Plastic packaging material such as food containers for infants, non-recyclable baking packing/muffin tins, ingredients packaging, 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 made out of burlap, fresh seal bags. Any single serving packs, plastic containers for food or condiments, packaging for dried products, egg cartons, energy bar wrappers, frozen food bags and packaging, pasta packaging, frozen pizza packaging, gum packaging, freezer bags, grocery bags, ice bags, trash bags, meat packaging, drink mix packaging and wrappers.

CLICK HERE for downloadable Accepted Waste Poster


  1. SELECT | Choose the box size and category that best fits your needs
  2. COLLECT | Fill your box with the accepted waste streams (listed above)
  3. RECYCLE | Using the pre-paid UPS shipping label (included in your purchase), send your filled box to TerraCycle for recycling.


    • Zero Waste Box (used for collecting and shipping)
    • Pre-paid return shipping label (affixed to your Box)
    • Complete processing and recycling of the waste Click here to see how your waste is recycled
    • A Zero Waste Consultant to address any questions or concerns you may have


      Please remove the contents of all food packaging before sending.

      Do not send in household hazardous waste such as lithium ion batteries, pressurized canisters, pesticides, oil-based paint or medical sharps, organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers, or expired medication.

      We also do not accept any item that is classified as sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, toxic, infectious or pathogenic.

      Please read our additional restrictions.

      WHY? Each Zero Waste solution is custom-built for specific waste streams. Additionally, our Zero Waste System must adhere to standard shipping regulations.