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Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade®

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Recycle your waste with Elmer's Glue Crew®

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Brigade: Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade
Timeline: May through July
Prize: Bonus TerraCycle points and an Elmer's prize pack
How to Win: Be one of the first 60 to send in 8 lbs. and/or send in the most waste.

TerraCycle® and the Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program® have partnered to create the Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade®, a free recycling program for glue sticks, bottles, and caps, and 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. After joining the Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade, 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 glue sticks, bottles, and caps, and fill up a box or bag. To earn TerraCycle points, remember that your shipments must weigh over 3 lbs (about 100 pieces) to receive the TerraCycle point donation.
  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 Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade.

Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade Accepted Waste

Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Elmer's glue sticks and caps
  2. Elmer's glue bottles and caps


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 must weigh over 3 lbs (or approximately 100 pieces).
  • You will be awarded two TerraCycle points for each unit of waste.
  • Shipments may weigh less than 3 lbs, you simply will not earn TerraCycle points.

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.


Brigade Resources

Want to know what happens to your glue sticks, bottles, and caps once they arrive at the TerraCycle facility? Check out the short video below!

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