GLAD® Food Care Recycling Program - Private Collectors

Join this program to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.

Give your used food care products a second life with GLAD® and TerraCycle

TerraCycle and GLAD® have partnered to create a recycling program for any brand of used food care! Sign up as a private collector to ship your waste directly to TerraCycle for free.

Alternatively, if you would like to be listed as a Community Collection Hub and collect for the public, you can head to this page to join.

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How it works


If you are unable to become a Community Collection Hub and be listed on our map as a public location, you can still send us your used food care products as a private location! You can collect on your own or with your friends & family, school or workplace. This option enables you to collect with a group of people without being listed on our Community Collection Hub map.

To sign up as a private collector please follow these steps:

  1. Join the program by clicking the button at the top of this page.

  2. When you've collected a couple of months' worth of packaging and are ready to ship your waste to us, head to your profile to download a free shipping label for this program.

  3. Affix your shipping label to your package and bring it to your closest Australia Post.

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. Cardboard packaging can be placed 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.


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!


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.