TerraCycle

TerraCycling at Vessel Nundah

TerraCycle is a program that recycles waste that can't be recycled via your yellow-top bins at home. Vessel Nundah is a public drop-off point for two of TerraCycle's programs:


1) Oral care waste

Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers

Please note: Electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program.

 

This program accepts any brand of oral care waste. 


Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss).


What happens to the waste?

Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process. 

Accepted items for the oral care recycling program.

Accepted items for the oral care recycling program.

2) Beauty products waste - THIS PROGRAM IS FINISHING JULY 31, 2019, SO GET IN QUICK!!

 

Beauty Products Recycling Program accepted waste:

1. Cosmetics packaging such as used lipstick and lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, lip liner, and concealer packaging. 

2. All types of plastic caps and closures/pumps/spray tops etc. 

3. All Tubes and their caps

4. Dark coloured plastic bottles.

5. Flexible packets e.g. makeup removal wipes packets.

6. All types of plastic pots and lids.


Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. face wash and foundation). 


What happens to the waste?

Once collected, the personal care and beauty product packaging is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products. Click here for more information on the recycling process.  


Simply bring your oral care or beauty product packaging waste in to Vessel Nundah, and we will collect it and send it off to TerraCycle. 


Find out more, and about how to recycle other items, at www.terracycle.com.au 

Materials accepted in the beauty product recycling program.

Materials accepted in the beauty product recycling program.