How can I recycle a type of waste you do not have a free recycling program for?


TerraCycle® has developed recycling solutions for waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill as the majority of local  municipalities can't recycle it. 

There are large costs associated with running the programs and the processing of these hard-to-recycle materials. Therefore, we partner with different brands to fund the collection of different waste streams (e.g.  Febreze sponsors air and home care recycling and Honest Kids sponsors drink pouch recycling). This sponsorship not only funds the entire cost of recycling this difficult-to-recycle material but in almost every case, it also provides a charity contribution for every item of waste collected.

If we do not offer a free recycling program for your chosen waste category, it means that we have yet to come across any companies who are willing to pay for the recycling of this specific waste. However, please don't hesitate to recommend our services to a brand so that we can offer a recycling solution for this waste category in Canada.

Alternatively, you may be interested in purchasing one of our Zero Waste Boxes™, a complete and convenient solution which includes the storage, shipping and recycling of a particular type of waste that isn’t currently recycled through local curbside pickup.

The Zero Waste Boxes™ can be used to recycle over 100 different waste categories including all plastic packaging, safety equipment, lanyards and coffee capsules - among others! They are suitable for hospitality areas, homes, offices, stores, warehouses, community spaces, processing or other types of facilities! For more information, please visit the Zero Waste Box™ website here.

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