Thanks to our dedicated network of collectors, we have TerraCycle public drop-off points throughout the nation. Check the map above to discover a drop-off point near you—and see if your community needs you to start a public drop-off point! It’s simple to start and manage a public drop-off point. As the administrator, you’ll choose the location, select which free recycling programs to participate in, manage your drop-off point, and send collected rubbish to TerraCycle (with prepaid shipping labels) to be recycled. Share duties among a group of friends so it’s even easier!
Starting a public drop-off point is easy! The steps to send in recycling from your public drop-off point are the same as if you were to collect privately. Plus:
•Your convenient public drop-off point will encourage your community members to recycle rubbish that would otherwise end up in landfills.
• By combining your recycling with that of your community members, you’ll be able to send in larger shipments that are more efficient to transport and process, further reducing your carbon footprint.
• You’ll earn all the TerraCycle points for the rubbish you send in from your public drop-off point.
First, choose a good spot for your public drop-off point. It should be located in a popular, easily-accessible area (for instance, a library, a community center, a place of worship, or a retail store). Unless you own or manage the location, make sure you have permission to set up the public drop-off point.
You will need to set up a collection box. The location should be open during daytime hours so people can access the collection box.
Encourage your customers, patients, members, and community to recycle and use your public drop-off point to help raise money for your charity. Useful posters and stickers are available to help you promote your public drop-off point.Browse resources