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About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.

Collection Platforms

TerraCycle offers a range of free programs that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste.

Free Recycling Programs

TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!

Free recycling programs

To date, over 80 million people are collecting in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 21 million dollars for charities around the world.

Zero waste boxes

Zero Waste Box™ platform (purchase required)

TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box™ platform allows you to recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules to complex laboratory waste. Choose the waste stream you’d like to recycle, purchase your preferred box size, collect your waste, and send it to TerraCycle to be repurposed (shipping is included). Zero Waste Boxes are available for purchase via Australia Post, King Bins or Officeworks!

Municipal programs

TerraCycle partners with many municipalities around the world to bring zero waste solutions that range from recycling cigarette butts to curbside programs that recycle hard-to-recycle materials.

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Industrial Waste Solutions

TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to recycle large quantities of difficult-to-recycle waste, as well as small, unusual waste streams like personal protective equipment.

Commercial Services & Route Logistics

TerraCycle's Commercial Services Team partners with mobile, service-based companies to enhance their platforms with our unique recycling programs. TerraCycle can work with your sales team to add value to end clients through our unique recycling services.

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Event Services

TerraCycle provides comprehensive event services for businesses and organizations. We can assist you in every step of the way, from collection and recycling to promotion and sponsorship. Whatever your needs are, we will work closely with you to provide the best possible recycling solutions for your event. Please contact us at events.au@terracycle.com for more information.

The TerraCycle solution

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.

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In the News

The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about TerraCycle, please visit our Media Room.

100,000 contact lenses recycled in one year

Over 100,000 pieces of contact lens waste has been diverted from landfill since July 2017 — a milestone the Bausch + Lomb Recycling Programme is celebrating soon after its one-year anniversary in Australia.

Sustainability Matters · Aug 24, 2018

Five recycling programs you may not know about

Regardless of your style, be it beauty addict or basic wash and go, we all use personal care products of some description. And for the most part, that means packaging. So L’Oréal Australia®  teamed up with TerraCycle® to bring a … read more

Lifestyle · Aug 20, 2018

St Joseph’s Primary School join national recycling competition

Students at St Joseph’s Primary School are diverting the Kempsey community’s oral care waste from landfill for their chance to win one of five recycled community garden sets, as part a national recycling competition run by Colgate, Chemist Warehouse and global … read more

The Macleay Argus · Aug 20, 2018

History

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 60 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.

Awards

TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for social entrepreneurship and continues to bring affordable recycling solutions for many waste streams that were previously non-recyclable.

Sustainableaward
Schwab
Un
Forbes impact 30
Cgi clinton global initiative logo
Halo
Inc500
Brilliant100
Environmental protection agency
Parentin mom tested
Top product of the year resized
Entrepreneur 360

Inside TerraCycle

TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world. Our offices around the world are made entirely from upcycled waste, our walls are covered in ever-changing graffiti from local artists, and we thrive on a culture of transparency and high-energy innovation. To see a day in the life of a TerraCycle employee, tune in to our critically acclaimed TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.

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