About TerraCycle

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. Our new Loop platform (launching in Australia in 2021) aims to change the way the world shops with favourite brands in refillable packaging offered with convenience and style.

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.

For the full list of programs offered in Australia please click here.

For New Zealand, please visit this page on our website.

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.

Community Collection Network

Through many of our free recycling programs, collectors have the option of becoming a Community Collection Hub and receive donations of items from people in their area.

There are many benefits to becoming a Community Collection Hub 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 Community Collections Hubs can be found by searching on the map on the program pages. You can also find it here.


Loop is the latest innovation from TerraCycle, offering consumers an entirely new way to shop for their favourite products in hyper-durable, re-fillable containers.

Loop is both an online platform and an in-store system where products can be purchased or delivered straight to your door. Once empty, you can return the packaging or Loop will pick it up, clean and refill it.

Launching in Australia in 2021, Loop has already made waves in the US and Europe, selling hundreds of thousands of products from shampoo through to ice cream. We are thrilled to announce this launch in partnership with Woolworths.

To register your interest in Loop, please sign up on the Woolworths website.