Use this box to recycle backpacks and knapsacks.
Color printed shipping box
Pre-paid UPS return shipping label
Processing and Recycling of waste
Please send us your discarded school backpacks, professional backpacks, briefcases, wheeling backpacks, hiking backpacks, messenger bags, and drawstring bags.
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 metals, fibres, and plastics. Metals are melted so they may be recycled. The fibres (such as paper or wood based products) are recycled or composted. The plastics undergo extrusion and pelletisation to be molded into new recycled plastic products.
Please do not include unwanted luggage, purses, school supplies, or hiking gear. 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.