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Free recycling programs

TerraCycle offers free, national recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world.

To date, over 63 million people in 20 countries have helped to collect and recycle enough waste to raise over 15 million dollars for charities around the world.

Simply join any number of programs, start collecting at your location, download free shipping labels, and send us your waste to be recycled. Most free programs offer incentives for your favorite school or charity as a thank you for collecting and Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Public drop off locations

Drop-Off Locations

We are working with dedicated recyclers in many of our programs to list public drop-off points in their communities. This allows even easier access to recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Search for a public drop-off location in your favorite programs, or register some yourself to recycle even more.

Tools and resources

Tools and resources

Do you need help getting started with a TerraCycle recycling program? We’ve developed videos, posters, starter kits, and a variety of other resources to help you get started. Recycling is easy, but it’s even easier when you have all the right tools.

Contests and promotions

Contests and promotions

Most of our free recycling programs offer a TerraCycle incentive, but did you know you can earn even more rewards for recycling? We host contests and promotions throughout the year, offering a variety of prizes, like products from our brand partners and upcycled goods made from the waste you help recycle!

Points program

Points Program

Through many of our programs you may be rewarded with TerraCycle points. These points are redeemable for a $0.01 per point cash payment to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Points may also be redeemed for product bundles, collection materials, zero waste boxes and other charitable gifts.