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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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Important Closing Notice for the Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade

We regret to inform you that the Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade will be closing on December 31, 2014. In preparation for this closing, please send in any Elmer's glue bottles, sticks, and caps before December 31, 2014. TerraCycle will only credit your account for any waste checked in prior to December 31, 2014.

If you would like to continue to recycle Elmer's glue sticks and bottles after the program has closed, you can do so immediately by purchasing our Glue Sticks and Bottles Zero Waste Box. To learn more about the Zero Waste Box Program, click here.

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. 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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