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Cheese Packaging Brigade®

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Important Closing Notice for the Cheese Packaging Brigade

We regret to inform you that the Cheese Packaging Brigade will be closing on October 31, 2014. In preparation for this closing, please send in any cheese packaging before October 31, 2014. TerraCycle will be unable to credit your account for any packaging checked in after October 31, 2014.

If you would like to continue to recycle cheese packaging after the Brigade has closed, you can do so by purchasing our Plastic Packaging Zero Waste Box. To learn more about the Zero Waste Box Program, click here.

TerraCycle® and Kraft® Cheese have collaborated to create the Cheese Packaging Brigade®, a free recycling program for flexible, plastic cheese packaging, as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

How It Works

Participating is completely free and very easy. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by our brand partner. Simply follow the steps below to recycle your waste with us:

  1. Join the program by clicking on the black button at the top of the sidebar.
  2. Collect flexible, plastic cheese packaging and fill up a box or bag. Your shipment may be any size to earn TerraCycle points.
  3. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle account. Click "Get Shipping Label" under the "Send Your Waste" option in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
  4. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the free shipping label and dropping it off at a UPS location.

The following types of packaging are accepted through the Cheese Packaging Brigade.

Cheese Packaging Brigade Accepted Waste

Cheese Packaging Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Large flexible cheese packaging, such as shredded cheese packaging, string cheese packaging, individual slices outer packaging, solid cheese block packaging, Kraft Fresh Takes packaging, deli-style sliced cheese packaging and other large cheese packaging
  2. Individual cheese packaging such as individual slices packaging, individual string cheese packaging, and other individual cheese packaging
  3. Foil cheese packaging

Please note: TerraCycle accepts rigid cheese packaging as well, check out our Dairy Tub Brigade for more information.

Earning TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points are an added incentive to our recycling programs. Please read the information below about earning TerraCycle points for this specific Brigade program.

  • Your shipment may be any size to earn TerraCycle points.
  • You will be awarded two TerraCycle points for each unit of waste.

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. For more information on our points program, click here.

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