TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste.
In 21 countries, we tackle the issue of single-use and disposability from many angles. We have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms.
Leading companies work with us to take hard-to-recycle materials from our programs, such as ocean plastic, and turn them into new products. With your help, we’ve diverted over seven billion items from landfills all over the world – and we’re just getting started.
Free Recycling Programs
TerraCycle offers free national recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world.
To participate in any of these programs, simply sign up to a TerraCycle account, join any number of programs and start collecting your items in a used cardboard box. Once your box is full, download a free shipping label through the TerraCycle website and drop off your shipment at your nearest post office.
Through many of our free recycling programs, you’ll also earn TerraCycle points which can be redeemed as a donation for the school or non-profit of your choice.
Find the full list of programs offered in Australia here.
Find all of the programs offered in New Zealand here.
Zero Waste Box Solutions
Our Zero Waste Box™ system is the first comprehensive recycling solution for practically everything, developed by award-winning waste experts at TerraCycle®.
From coffee capsules to plastic cutlery, to the entire contents of your bathroom, the Zero Waste Box system is the turnkey, all-inclusive recycling solution for hundreds of typically non-recyclable items.
The Zero Waste Box system is convenient and easy to use, making it the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and events looking to offset their impacts and lighten their footprint.
Want to get started? Take our short quiz to find out which Zero Waste Box is right for you.
To view our full range of Zero Waste Boxes available for purchase in Australia, please visit our Shopify website.
Public drop-off network
Through many of our free recycling programs, collectors have the option of becoming a public drop-off point to receive donations for recycling from people in their area.
There are many benefits to becoming a public drop-off point, including:
- Earn more TerraCycle points by collecting larger shipments
- Fundraise for a specific cause or charity
- Be the first to find out about new program launches, competitions and giveaways
- Increase foot traffic (if you’re a business)
The locations of all our public drop-off points can be found by searching on the map on the program pages. You can also find it here.
Please note that our office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.