Recyclability

 

 

Recyclability

iRobot has continued to evolve its offerings to make it easier for consumers to recycle iRobot products and their batteries when they reach the end of their lifecycle.

Packaging

iRobot’s products are shipped in recycled, corrugated cardboard. Our product packaging is 98% paper-based (by weight) and recyclable (with the exception of our floor cleaner bottle).

batteries

Battery Recycling

iRobot encourages consumers to recycle the lithium ion batteries that power Roomba® and Braava®. In 2019, approximately 153,000 pounds of iRobot batteries were recycled in North America, up 18% from the prior year.

Call2Recycle

Since 2013, iRobot has teamed with Call2Recycle, which runs North America’s leading consumer battery recycling and stewardship program, to manage battery recycling efforts and ensure the reduction of hazardous waste in compliance with state and national regulations. Call2Reycle has recognized iRobot as one of its “Leaders in Sustainability” for the past four consecutive years.
Call2Recycle

Recycled Roomba

Product Recycling

Both Roomba® and Braava® robots can be recycled. Up to nearly 90% of certain Roomba® models are recyclable. The company expects that the recyclability of Roomba® and Braava® will continue to increase as it further refines and evolves its design and manufacturing processes. In addition to supporting the recycling of up to 23,000 pounds of robots per week, we manage an active refurbishment program for products that have been returned by consumers to its retailers. With dedicated facilities in Chicago, IL and Toronto, Canada along with its corporate headquarters in Bedford, MA, up to 40,000 robots made by iRobot are refurbished each year to support ongoing testing, advance the company’s STEM initiatives and made available for sale to customers. Although relatively small today, we anticipate continued growth of our refurbishment program over the coming years.