These are some of TerraCycle’s most successful collection locations. Watch these videos or read their profiles to see their secrets to success.
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SPOTLIGHT LOCATION PROFILE PAGES
Ada Vista Elementary School for the GoGo squeeZ Brigade
Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue for the Candy Wrapper Brigade
Carver Elementary School for the Drink Pouch Brigade
Charleston Montessori School for the Diaper Packaging Brigade
Daufuskie Island Conservancy for the Solo Cup Brigade
Misfit Acres for the Chip Bag Brigade
Mosheim Elementary for the MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade
Mount Holyoke College Eco-Reps for the Chip Bag Brigade
NatureBridge for the Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade
North Boone CUSD #200 for the Laptop, Tablet, & E-Reader Brigade
Plymouth River School for the Drink Pouch Brigade
Reachout Pregnancy Center for the Diaper Packaging Brigade
San Rafael Clean for the Cigarette Waste Brigade
Save Second Base for the Solo Cup Brigade
Service Systems Associates, Inc. for the Drink Pouch Brigade
St. Margaret Catholic School for the Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade
Stapleton United Neighbors for the GoGo squeeZ Brigade
Starwood Hotels for the Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade
Stevens Creek Elementary School for the Solo Cup Brigade
Travis Air Force Base Spotlight Location
Triangle Elementary for the Drink Pouch Brigade
University of California Davis Campus for the Solo Cup Brigade
Vandenburg Air Force Base for the Personal Care & Beauty Brigade
SPOTLIGHT LOCATION PROFILE VIDEOS
East Amwell Elementary School
East Amwell Elementary School happens to be one of our smallest schools with about 350 students. And yet, they are also one of our top collectors. By placing small collection bins in each classroom, East Amwell ensures that their students are involved in every step of the process.
Countryside Elementary School
After being involved with TerraCycle for two years, Countryside Elementary School has become one of our top collectors. Countryside is active in promoting Terracycle by highlighting new Brigade programs through their weekly letters, and they believe that interacting in these programs teaches important environmental values to their students.
Edgewood Elementary has been collecting for two years and has realized the importance of communication in running a successful collection location. Vickie Brunozzi shares how her school gets the PTO and its support staff involved, and she offers tips on how you can get your community involved too!
Garfield East Elementary School
Garfield East Elementary School understands the importance of creativity in getting its students involved. By making a Capri Sun Robot collection bin, they have encouraged their students to be both environmentally-friendly and creative. In this video, Crystal McGuire explains Garfield East's initiatives and talks about the importance of a strong parent base for school collections.
Hamilton Township Public Library
Scott Chianese of the Hamilton Township Public Library takes several steps to promote the library's TerraCycle recycling efforts. He places his collections bins right at the entrance so that they are easily visible and accessible to all library patrons. And he uses green incentives such as reusable totes to encourage patrons to bring in collections from home. See what else Scott has done to make collecting at his library simple and fun.
Hillsborough High School
Hillsborough High School's Tim Zavacki started collecting by himself in only a few Brigade programs. But over time, the success of the program grew and now the entire school has become involved. Zavacki shares some helpful tips in advertising and organizing TerraCycle collections in schools.
Jamison Elementary School
By having the students control "about 98%" of the collecting process, Jared Hottenstein explains how his students feel engaged with recycling and they are proud to help raise funds for their school. Hottenstein and his students have taken their TerraCycle participation one step further with morning announcements, costumes, slogans, and collection materials.
Roebling Elementary School
Roebling Elementary School keeps it simple with a plain collection box for drink pouches. But the key to their collections is messaging. By constantly reminding students of their TerraCycle collections at the beginning of and throughout the school year, Roebling has become one of our top collectors in New Jersey.