TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating waste collection programs (each one is called a "Brigade") for previously non-recyclable, or difficult-to-recycle, waste. The collected waste is then converted into new products, ranging from recycled park benches to upcycled backpacks. TerraCycle upcycles and recycles traditionally non-recycable waste (including drink pouches, chip bags, tooth brushes and many more) into a large variety of consumer products. These products keep waste out of our landfills and contribute to a cleaner world.
TerraCycle products are available at a wide range of major retailers from Wal*Mart to Target as well as online. The products for you to recycle range from food packaging (like drink pouches and candy wrappers) to office supplies (like pens and inkjet cartridges) to personal products (like cosmetic, beauty and diaper packaging). You can join as many Brigade programs as you like. Once you have joined a TerraCycle Brigade program, download our "Collect, Store, and Ship Guide" for helpful suggestions on how to become a successful waste collection station.
When your waste is ready to be sent in, you can download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account. Once your waste is received and checked in to the TerraCycle facility, your collection location will be credited with any TerraCycle points that you may have earned for your waste. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice.