GLAD® Food Care Recycling Program - Community Collection Hubs

Join this program to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and open to the public in your area.

Champion sustainability in your community by becoming a Community Collection Hub.

TerraCycle and GLAD® have partnered to create a recycling program for any brand of used food care! Sign up as a Community Collection Hub to be featured on the TerraCycle map so individuals in your community can find your location to drop off their waste. Read more about becoming a Hub below. 

Don't want people coming to your premises? Click here to see the GLAD® Food Care Recycling Program for Private Collectors.

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How it works

The Community Collection Hub network is a network of locations around Australia where members of the community can take their 'non-recyclable' waste to be recycled with TerraCycle.

Becoming a Hub is the most sustainable way to collect TerraCycle waste. Bigger shipments mean less environmental impact, while earning more donations for the charity or school of your choice. Here's how it works:

  1. Request to join the program by clicking "Join the program" above.
  2. Set up your recycling station using the resources provided.
  3. The address listed in your TerraCycle account will be posted on the publicly available Community Collection Hubs map. Individuals in your area will use your location to drop off their food care waste. 
  4. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle profile, affix it to your box of waste and take it to your closest Australia Post to ship.

Want to know more?

To find out more about being a Community Collection Hub and its benefits, see here.

What you can recycle in this program

Program accepted waste: 

  • GLAD® or other brand snack, sandwich or freezer bags including GLAD TO BE GREEN® range 
  • GLAD® or other brand cling wrap including GLAD TO BE GREEN® range

Please note: All contents must be removed (i.e. leftover foods) and place cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the cling wrap and bags are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

Rewards

TerraCycle Points

For each kilogram of used food care packaging that you send to TerraCycle, you will receive $1 in TerraCycle Points, which can be redeemed for a payment to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice.

There is no minimum shipment weight required to earn points, although we encourage collectors to collect a few months of waste with your friends and family before sending in a parcel!

Promotions and contests

GLAD® to Recycle Challenge

Recycling Program: GLAD® Food Care Recycling Program
Timeline: 12 July 2021 - 17 December 2021
Prize: A sustainable garden for your school
How to win: Recycle and vote for your school to win!

Resources

GLAD® have been creating innovative ways to protect, preserve and cook food since 1966. They believe the kitchen is more than just a room; it’s the heart of the home. Today, GLAD® is continuing to evolve, making better products and greener solutions for everyday needs, for everyday families. Their committment to sustainability has seen the launch of their Glad to be Green ® product range using plant based, recycled and compostable materials.