Responsible recycling with

Responsible recycling with RECYCLEPAK

RECYCLEPAK prepaid boxes allow you to conveniently recycle your hard to recycle items in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We have made recycling easy with a complete door to door solution that includes everything you need: packaging, freight and recycling.

 

Waste streams available with RECYCLEPAK™ 

  • E-waste
    Standard Box

    What goes in this box: This box accepts small e-waste items such as computer accessories and cables, gaming consoles, small home appliances, USB’s, mobile phones, battery operated toys and tools. Please remove any loose batteries. Large items such as monitors, printers and hard drives are not accepted.


    This is the Standard box with an inbuilt lid: 333 x 333 x 685mm. 

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only$220.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only$290.00

     

  • Hard Hats
    Large Box

    What goes in this box: Hard hard shells only, please ensure the inserts, straps and any reflective tape has been removed.


    This is the Large box with removable lid: 423 x 333 x 685mm

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $185.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only$225.00

     

  • Plastic Straws
    Standard Box

    What goes in this box: Plastic straws only. No paper straws. 


    This is the Standard box with an inbuilt lid: 333 x 333 x 685mm. 

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $180.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $250.00

  • Safety Glasses
    Standard Box

    What goes in this box: Safety Glasses that do not contain any rubber or silicone components.


    This is the Standard box with an inbuilt lid: 333 x 333 x 685mm. 

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $195.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $265.00

     

  • Snack Wrappers
    Standard Box

    What goes in this box: Empty non-metalised plastic snack wrappers such as Cling Wrap™, muesli bar, biscuit or lolly wrappers. This box is not suitable for any foiled plastic which looks silver inside such as some chip packets, chocolate bar wrappers, paper or snacks.

    This is the Standard box with an inbuilt lid: 333 x 333 x 685mm. 

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $170.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only$240.00

  • Uniforms
    Large Box

    What goes in this box: Clothing made of Cotton, Polyester or Cotton/Polyester blend. Kevlar is unfortunately not able to be recycled through this collection method.


    This is the Large box with removable lid: 423 x 333 x 685mm

    Zone 1 (QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC & SA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $215.00

    Zone 2 (TAS, NT & WA) Metropolitan Areas Only: $285.00

     

How it works? 

Order a RECYCLEPAK™ box online for the specific waste stream you’re looking to recycle. When your box is full, scan the QR code on the box and book in a collection. A courier will collect your box(es) from your location. Order a new box, to start the journey again.

 

 

 

Have a question on our RECYCLEPAK service?

Check out these commonly asked questions below:

What size do the RECYCLEPAK™ boxes come in?

RECYCLEPAK™ boxes come in two sizing options:

Standard with an inbuilt lid: 333 x 333 x 685mm (max weight 15kg)

Large with removable lid: 423 x 333 x 685mm (max weight 15kg)

 

How do I return my RECYCLEPAK™ box?

When your RECYCLEPAK™ box is full, simply scan the QR code on the box and complete the online collection form. Veolia will email you a consignment note to print and stick onto the box, then your box is ready to go and will be collected by our couriers directly from your pick-up location. 

When do I have to return my box?

You will have 12 months to use your box. If you have not returned your box within that period you must recycle it via standard recycling methods. To arrange a collection click here

How do I recycle the box?

If you choose not to return the box, your agreement has expired or you no longer wish to use it, you can recycle it through standard commercial recycling methods. Cardboard can be recycled through the 'blue' Paper Cardboard bins provided by your Recycling Service Provider and the 'yellow' Mixed Recyclable/Commingle collections.

 

What happens if I move?

The RECYCLEPAKservice is not transferable, please contact Veolia to organise a collection of the box(es) before you move.

What happens to the materials?

Boxes are sent directly from our customers to a nominated and licensed recycling facility. These facilities have been heavily vetted by Veolia to ensure that they comply with all the necessary Environmental Protection measures. 

 
Waste Stream  What happens to the materials?

E-Waste 

E-Waste is delivered to a recovery facility which offers a two-tiered approach: reusing and recycling. Reusable items deemed suitable for sale are identified and sent to an auction house. Microsoft products are tested and refurbished if authorised to do so. The majority of items that cannot be reused or refurbished are dismantled for recycling using a manual process. There are over 90 different types of materials used in electronics, mainly metals, plastic and hazardous materials like lead, cadmium and mercury. The materials recovered are sold as material components such as aluminium, brass, copper and plastic.

Hard Hats

Hard hats are washed, sorted and pelletised ready to be remanufactured into new products

Plastic Straws

Plastic straws are recyclable but can’t be recycled if collected through typical kerbside collection methods as they are too small and are missed in the mechanical sorting process. By collecting them in a RECYCLEPAK box we can deliver them to a recycling facility where they will be pelletised and ready to remanufacture into other plastic products.

Safety Glasses 

Safety glasses are washed, sorted and pelletised ready to be remanufactured into new products.

Snack Wrappers

Snack wrappers are pelletised ready to remanufacture into new plastic items. Currently, we can only work with non-metalised snack wrappers, but we continue to look for solutions and will make them available as soon as possible.

Uniforms

General uniforms which require debranding are sorted, debranded and then shredded in Australia to ensure brands are not misused. The shredded textile is then shipped overseas to create new yarn, felts, non-wovens and further processed into finished goods.

 

What happens if the wrong items are placed in the box?

This is classed as ‘contamination’ which will mean that the contents of the box will be landfilled. Please only place the items shown on the box’s sticker, into the box to ensure contents can be recycled.

What is the definition of each material (what’s in/out)?

E-Waste (Small)

E-waste is electronic products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their “useful life.” It consists of anything domestic that plugs into a power point, uses a charger or is powered by a battery. Only small e-waste items are accepted. Examples include: computer accessories and cables, gaming consoles, small home appliances, USB’s, mobile phones, battery operated toys, tools. Loose batteries are not accepted. Please remove any loose batteries. Large items such as monitors, printers and hard drives are not accepted. Please remember that the box must not exceed 15kg in weight.

 

Hard Hats

Hard hard shells only, please ensure the inserts, straps and any reflective tape has been removed.

 

Safety Glasses

Safety Glasses without any rubber or silicone components.

 

Snack Wrappers

Empty non-metalised plastic snack wrappers are accepted such as muesli bar wrappers, Cling Wrap™, biscuit wrappers and lolly bags. Please do not include any foiled plastic which looks silver inside such as some chip packets, chocolate bar wrappers, paper or snacks. 

 

Plastic Straws

Plastic straws are accepted. No paper straws. Please ensure they are reasonably free of moisture.

 

Uniform

Clothing made of Cotton, Polyester or Cotton/Polyester blend. All garments will be de-branded prior to recycling ensuring that your uniforms and brand are not misused. Kevlar is unfortunately not able to be recycled through this collection method.

How do I assemble and set up my RECYCLEPAK™ box?

Setting up your RECYCLEPAKbox is quick and easy.  Check out our RECYCLEPAK™ box setup guide for step-by-step instructions here or download a copy here. 

How do I ship back my full RECYCLEPAK™ box?

Securing your box for transport is as easy as 1-2-3. Before preparing your box for shipping please ensure that it does not contain any dangerous or prohibited goods, explosive or incendiary devices and/or batteries that are more than 100 Watt-hours or contain more than 2 grams of lithium content. 

Step 1: Ensure the handles are flush with the outside of the box and tape across. Remember to do both sides.

 

Step 2: Fold the flaps of the lid flush and tape shut then secure the whole lid with tape like you would a packing box. 

 

 

Step 3: Secure the consignment note to the box (Consignment notes will be emailed when collection is booked in).