Setting Up Your First Zero Waste Box™

You did it! You’ve conquered the toughest step when it comes to setting up your first Zero Waste Box™ — picking the solution that’s right for you! Before you start to recycle almost everything, here are some tips and tricks to help you set up your Zero Waste system and outsmart waste.

Setting It Up 

Setting up the physical box is quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Your Zero Waste Box will ship flat. Unflatten it into the upright box shape.
  2. Tuck in the bottom flaps of the box one by one to assemble.
  3. To close the top lid, fold in the smaller side tabs inward, bring down the lid to close, and insert the tab to secure.
  4. Press down on perforated cut-out to create an opening in the lid for placing your items.
  5. That’s it! Place in a high-traffic, accessible spot and start collecting.

Still confused on how to put the box together? check out this video 

REMEMBER: Your Zero Waste Box comes with a return shipping label attached to the back of the box! Please be careful not to remove or damage it.

Now, get excited!

Think about all of the products and packaging you are saving from landfills! By going the distance with your recycling goals by taking matters into your own hands, you are setting an example for your community and creating access to solutions.

If you are collecting for an office, school, or business, max out visibility and usage by positioning your Zero Waste Box in an area with a lot of foot traffic. Print out accepted waste posters which are located on the product pages to help people understand what items they can and cannot recycle, and prepare to answer any questions that come up as the point person for the program. If you are missing an accepted waste poster please email at us

Recycling at home? Placing your Zero Waste Box next to the kitchen recycling bin is a good start, and if you want to create teachable moments for the family or roommates a designated location can highlight the differences between municipally recyclable and “difficult-to-recycle” items.

Show off your commitment 

Post about your new Zero Waste Box on social and encourage friends and family to join your collections! Feel free to tag us @TerraCycleAus and use the hashtag #RecycleEverything.

Or fill out this form and tell us a little bit about how you recycle using our Zero Waste Boxes. We might be able to help you spread awareness about your journey towards eliminating the idea of waste! We are always on the look out for stories that might work in the media or on social channels as well.

Happy recycling!

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