Sadly, some trash is unavoidable. While curbside recycling and reducing your waste at home can have a huge impact on what ends up in landfills, some types of waste need a specialty recycling center to get the job done.
With TerraCycle's Zero Waste Boxes, you can collect your hard-to-recycle materials, and ship them to TerraCycle for free! Terracycle will then properly recycle the items. With the E-Waste Box, you can recycle electronic waste including home phones, computer cables and accessories, keyboards, VCR/DVD players, hand-held computers, pagers, radios, cameras, video recorders, TVs, desktop computers and monitors, printers and scanners, copiers, typewriters, fax machines, stereos, tuners, turntables, recievers, and speakers!
How to TerraCycle: Choose your size and type of Zero Waste Box. When you receive your box, fill it with the corresponding waste. Once full, ship your box back to TerraCycle using the free, prepaid shipping label which will already be on your box. When they receive your box, they'll safely recycle all of the collected materials!
Sizes: Small: 11" x 11" x 20"; Medium: 11" x 11" x 40"; Large: 15" x 15" x 37"
Packaging: In order to protect the box during shipment, your TerraCycle box will be wrapped in a plastic bag. When you receive your box, just put the plastic bag inside and TerraCycle will ensure it gets recycled properly!
*Unaccepted waste: No household hazardous waste such as pressurized canisters, pesticides, oil-based paint or medical sharps, organics, broken glass, bio-medical waste, soiled diapers or expired medication. No items that are classified as sharps, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, toxic, infectious, or pathogenic
End of life: Send box back to TerraCycle using the prepaid shipping label to have contents recycled properly
Shipping: Ships within 5 - 7 business days directly from TerraCycle; TerraCycle items are unable to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or other offshore territories.
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I appreciate businesses like Terracycle that have these boxes available. There isn't a way to recycle electronics in my home town so going this route to be conscientious.
The only concern I have is if the packaging gets wet, then that's the investment gone.