TerraCycle® & Recycling FAQs

You can use TerraCycle® to recycle all finished home fragrance products from Yankee Candle®, WoodWick®, and Chesapeake Bay Candle®, including candle jars, wax melt packaging, diffuser oil bottles, Easy MeltCup containers, ScentPlug® Refills, reed diffusers and refills, room sprays, fragrance beads, and car fragrances. Many of our items are reusable. We encourage you to reuse your plug-in warmers and diffusers, or donate gently-used ones to the charity of your choice.

Yes! TerraCycle® accepts all packaging from Yankee Candle®, WoodWick®, and Chesapeake Bay Candle® products. However, we ask that you please use curbside recycling for any paper or cardboard packaging.

No, you don’t have to clean your products or packaging before sending them to TerraCycle® (it’s okay if there’s still some wax in the jar!). However, please make sure that your items are dry before you pack them, or the shipping company may not accept your shipment.

If you have removed all of the wax, the wick, and the label, then your empty glass jars can be curbside recycled — but please recycle all of your candle jar lids through TerraCycle®, as lids are not accepted by local recycling programs.

We’ve seen some great options online, but we do not have a recommended process at this time.

Your shipment can be any weight or box size, no matter how small.

To prevent breakage of potentially fragile items, we recommend that you pack your box tightly and avoid loose items that can move around during shipping.

Yes! Once our stores re-open, our store associates will gladly collect your finished home fragrance products and send them to TerraCycle® to be recycled.

Once our stores re-open, we will be rolling out exciting offers and benefits for customers who participate in this program. In the meantime, you can help a great cause when you recycle by earning TerraCycle® points! Learn more about TerraCycle® points at https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/about-terracycle/points

We’re sorry, but recycling through TerraCycle® is currently only available within the United States.

We love this question! Vases, planters, pen holders, and make-up brush holders are all ways our team enjoys making use of our finished candle jars. You’ll find more ideas on our Pinterest page: pinterest.com/theyankeecandle.