Important Message about this Waste Stream
As of April 1, the GPS, Graphing Calculator, and Digital Camera Brigade programs will be consolidated into one Brigade, called the Miscellaneous E-Waste Brigade. If you participate in one of these programs, your account will be automatically transferred to the Miscellaneous E-Waste Brigade.
Each year hundreds of used GPS units are needlessly discarded across America. They sit in cars and drawers and sometimes they are even thrown in the garbage! TerraCycle® is excited be able to provide a solution for these discarded electronics.
The GPS Brigade® is easy: simply join the Brigade and start collecting GPS units from friends, neighbors, and family members. For each approved GPS unit received, your collection location will be awarded 100 TerraCycle points which 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. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
Participating in a TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined GPS Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect at least 5 GPS units(approved waste is listed below). Remember to reuse a shipping box or bag and use eco-friendly padding!
- Download a pre-paid shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE”. You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the GPS Brigade FAQ.
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our GPS Brigade Poster and GPS Brigade Thermometer Poster to help promote your efforts and keep track of your collections.
GPS Brigade accepted waste: All makes and models of GPS units.