Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™

WHAT IS THE 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 70 different boxes to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

ACCEPTED WASTE

  • Any flexible plastic packaging including cereal bags, coffee bags made out of burlap, fresh seal bags, energy bar wrappers, pasta packaging, gum packaging, plastic bags, bin bags, meat packaging, packaging for dried products and freezer bags.
  • Non-recyclable plastic items including baking packing/muffin tins, foam sheets, frozen food bags, ice bags, drink mix packaging and wrappers.
  • Shipping material including bubble wraps, padded envelopes, styrofoam peanuts, airbags, shrinkwrap, cushioning pallet liners and covers, tissue paper packaging, and foam planks.
  • Any rigid plastic packaging including spices packaging and plastic containers for food or condiments.

 

HOW IT WORKS

  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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 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
  • Customer Support service to address any questions or concerns you may have

UNACCEPTED WASTE

  • Please remove the contents of all food packaging before sending
  • Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people.

Please do not include (non-exhaustive list):

  • Batteries
  • Pressurized canisters
  • Broken glass
  • Medical waste

Some waste not accepted in the box, such as cardboard, food waste or glass, can be recycled through your local council. Please inquire with them before throwing them in the trash.

IMPORTANT DELIVERY RESTRICTIONS

This service is only available in mainland Britain. We don’t operate in Northern Ireland, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies (Guernsey Island, Jersey Island, the Isle of Man) and the Channel Islands.