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Cerocycling

Welcome to Cerocycling: Cero’s unique reuse & recycling program where we keep otherwise disposed of materials in circulation and help Tucsonans with difficult-to-recycle items. The items collected by Cero are redistributed at no cost back to community members and local organizations. 

Cerocycling is built around these three concepts: 

Reuse
Keeping items in use and in circulation before they need to be disposed of.

Freecycling
Mixing in mutual aid and providing no-cost items to the community.

Specialty Recycling
Making it easy and convenient to recycle specialty items.

What’s Accepted:

  • *Cardboard Boxes
  • **Clean Glass Jars with Lids
  • Clothing
  • Fabric
  • Electronic Waste
  • Writing Instruments
  • Prescription Pill Bottles
  • Takeout Utensils
  • New Hygiene Items
  • Razor Blades & Cartridges

*No boxes under 6in, or oversized boxes
*No appliance or furniture boxes
*Boxes can be broken down or neatly stacked
**Keep all glass separate and clearly visible to prevent breakage

Learn more about the TerraCycle programs we're signed up for.

General Guidelines:

  • Drop off at Cero only during open hours
  • Items must be clean, organized and separated by type
  • All glass should be clearly visible to prevent breakage
  • Place items into their designated baskets out front of our shop
  • For larger drop offs, bring items inside and place by our mural

What’s Not Accepted:

  • Molded cardboard 
  • Styrofoam of any kind
  • Beauty Product Packaging
  • Used hygiene/beauty products

For Everything Else, We Recommend: 

  • The Free Store
  • FreeCycle.org
  • Listing free to Facebook Marketplace, Craiglist, OfferUp
  • Posting to your local Buy Nothing Groups on Facebook

Where Does Cero Give?

  • The Primavera Foundation
  • The Beacon Group
  • The Lot on 22nd
  • Tucson Food Share
  • After School Anarchy
  • Community Care Tucson
  • Spreading Threads
  • and more!


Interested in being a Cerocycling Volunteer? Email hello@cerotucson.com to get involved.