Accepted items Not accepted items
  • Earplugs
  • Beard nets
  • Hair nets
  • Disposable gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Disposable garments 
  • Disposable shoe covers
  • Disposable masks*


*We accept all types of disposable face masks made from plastic, such as dust masks, FFP2 (or so-called "N95"), FFP3 and surgical masks (as long as they don't come from a medical environment).

  • Medical waste. This includes material contaminated with blood, bodily fluids and waste which should be collected in a hazardous clinical waste bin
  • Autoclaved material
  • Fabric, homemade or paper face masks
  • Wax earplugs
  • Lateral flow test kits
  • Hazardous waste (sharp, flammable, reactive, corrosive, ignitable, toxic, infectious or pathogenic) which presents a danger to the environment or to people
  • Batteries, pressurised canisters, broken glass


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Collect with small Zero Waste Bags

Recycle all Personal Protective Equipment by using our small Zero Waste Bag. Make sure to check off the “Personal Protective Equipment” checkbox on the front of the Zero Waste Bag. When the Zero Waste Bag is full, seal it, request a QR code and drop it at your nearest available Inpost locker.

*We do not accept medical waste of any kind.

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How we recycle

Learn more about how we recycle personal protective equipment 

Each Zero Waste Bag is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.

The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements. 

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. The remaining plastic materials are then sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.

Click here to find out more about our recycling process.