Any brand and type of rigid lab plastics: centrifuge tubes, plastic bottles, trays, vials and beakers.
Do not send in:
Tubes and rigid lab plastics that are contaminated with bodily fluids and materials considered hazardous or dangerous
Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment, or to people
Batteries, pressurized canisters, broken glass and medical waste
Important: We do not collect any hazardous waste containing substances with toxic, reactive, corrosive, infectious, flammable, explosive properties or harmful to human health and the environment. Please make sure that you do not mix hazardous waste with non-hazardous waste. As the waste producer, it is your responsibility to classify the waste. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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), the Channel Islands, the Hebrides/Shetland/Orkney Islands and the Isles of Scilly.
Zero Waste Box Shipping Notes:
For the Zero Waste Box system to work effectively and safely, please follow these simple shipping guidelines on how and what you can ship back to TerraCycle:
Only send in items this system accepts. Sending in items that fall outside the selected category causes contamination and the need for added separation, which increases costs. This includes (but not limited to) liquid and food waste, cardboard, paper, laminated paper, compostable material such as PLA and PHA (except for the Biodegradable Plastics - Zero Waste Box™), mixed fibre fabric, borosilicate glass and electronic waste.
Do not send in household items that may be considered hazardous waste. These include items such as lithium-ion batteries, pressurized canisters, pesticides, oil-based paint or medical sharps, organics, broken glass, biomedical waste, soiled nappies, or expired medication. Do not send in anything sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, toxic, infectious, or pathogenic.
Do not ship dripping packages. Please make sure all excess product has been removed before putting it in your Zero Waste Box. If you choose to rinse your items, please note that the system must be completely dry prior to shipping.