Terracycle Recycling Program


We are pleased to announce in the environmental war against waste, we have joined with TerraCycle Australia as a Community Recycling Collection Location.

At the Aspendale Gardens Vet Hospital we are an environmentally conscious workplace and do everything we can to minimise our environmental footprint and make sustainable choices.  We are pleased to be able to provide a recycling collection hub for our local community to support and encourage recycling.

TerraCycle is an innovative global waste management company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials in 21 countries. It primarily runs a volunteer-based recycling platform to collect non-recyclable pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, and then partners with corporate donors or municipalities to turn it into raw material to be used in new products. They have teamed up with leading companies such as Royal Canin, Schwarzkopf and Colgate to diverted millions of kilograms of valuable resources from landfills all over the world and turn them into new products. To find out more, visit www.terracycle.com.au


Here is a list of the current items our clinic can accept (click on the name for more details):

Bread Bag Closure Recycling Program 

Program accepted waste: This program accepts any brand of used plastic bread bag closures, including EcoLok bread bag closures.

Important notesThis program does not accept other forms of bag closures such as twist ties and tape. Please remove any labels from bag.


Dish & Air Care Recycling Program
Accepts: dish washing and air care products and packaging. Any brand of dish care and air care packaging, including:

  • Dishwashing liquid bottles (including caps)
  • Dishwashing tablets flexible packaging (including snap locks and zip locks)
  • Plastic spray bottles (including spray and trigger heads)
  • Air fresheners and refills (including plug-ins and plastic outer packaging)
  • Air freshener aerosol cans.
  • Clip-on car fresheners and refills (including plastic outer packaging) 


L'OR, Moccona & illy Capsules Recycling Program

  • All L'OR coffee capsules (aluminium only)
  • All Moccona coffee capsules (aluminium only).
  • All illy coffee capsules (aluminium only).


NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto Capsule Recycling Program

Accepts OnlyAll plastic NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules and all plastic Starbucks® by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules


Seven Miles coffee pods recycling program

Accepts Only: All Seven Miles coffee capsules (capsules only no cardboard)


Lavazza Capsules Recycling program


  • Lavazza Blue, Espresso Point and Espresso Point Maxi capsules
  • Lavazza A Modo Mio capsules.
  • Lavazza capsules compatible with Nespresso® machines.


Roast & Return Aluminium coffee capsules Recycling program


  • Allpress
  • Axil Coffee Roasters
  • White Horse Coffee
  • Di Stefano Coffee Roasters
  • Alora Coffee Co.
  • Veneziano Coffee Roasters
  • St. Ali Coffee Roasters


Royal Canin Pet Food Recycling Program

Program accepted waste: All brands of dry pet food bags and all brands of wet pet food pouches

Important notesPlease ensure ALL bags and pouches are washed and dried before placing in collection bin.


Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Program

Program accepted waste: Any brand of used hair aerosol packaging, including:

  • All brands of steel and aluminum hair aerosols

Important notesPlease ensure all aerosols must be completely empty (when you hold down the nozzle no more product comes out) and have their caps on.


Writing Instruments Recycling Program

Accepts: All writing instruments (except for wooden pencils, crayons and chalk) are accepted:

  • Any brand of pen
  • Felt tip
  • Highlighter
  • Marker
  • Correction fluid pot (must be empty) and correction tape
  • Mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition (except for wooden pencils, crayons and chalk)