Brita® Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle Brita® products and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
Available locations

Please see the below image for examples of waste that are accepted through this free recycling program. You may download this image as a useful poster by clicking here.

Brita® Recycling Program accepted waste:

  1. Brita® dispensers
  2. Brita® bottles
  3. Brita® bottle filters
  4. Brita® standard filters
  5. Brita® Longlast™ filters
  6. Brita® filter packaging
  7. Brita® faucet filtration systems
  8. Brita® pitchers

This free recycling program is brand-specific, which means you can only recycle packaging of this particular brand. Please refer to the accepted waste poster for the types of waste that are accepted.

No, your shipment can be any size. However, you must ship at least 3 lbs of Brita® waste to earn 100 TerraCycle points per pound received. As of September 1st, the minimum will be 5 lbs. Remember, the shipment size requirement is applicable only if you would like to earn TerraCycle points.


No, you do not need to clean the waste before sending it in to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. And please remember, UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping.

To encourage more people to recycle with you, try using some of the resources specific to this program:

You may also want to use the guides and posters found under the Tools & Resources section of the website.

After you have joined a TerraCycle free recycling program, you may print a free, pre-paid shipping label by going to the "Collection Programs" tab on your account. Please note that you will need to be logged into your TerraCycle account to print shipping labels.

TerraCycle runs completely free recycling solutions that are made possible by our brand partners. For a complete list of our free recycling programs, click here.

For most of our free recycling programs, you can earn a TerraCycle point donation per unit or pound of waste recycled with TerraCycle.

Some free recycling programs have shipment size requirements to earn TerraCycle points, but you do not have to meet these requirements if you do not wish to receive TerraCycle points. All shipment sizes may be shipped completely for free and your waste will still be recycled, you simply won’t earn the point donation.

There is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed to redeem for a cash donation. You can redeem your points at any time for one of TerraCycle's charitable gifts or towards a cash donation to any non-profit, school, or charitable organization of your choice.

Cash donations are mailed directly to the charity in June and January. All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in January. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June.

You will need to provide:

1.  A contact person to oversee the recycling programs at your location

2.  A valid email address

3.  A valid mailing address

That’s it!

Please note: When you sign up for TerraCycle you need to complete one more step before you can start recycling. You have to join at least one of our recycling programs. When you join a recycling program you can begin recycling that waste stream and earning any applicable rewards.

You can distribute your points any way that you would like. You simply have to add each charity or school that you would like to donate points.

Points are not automatically disbursed to charities. You must redeem your points for a cash donation via your account in order for a check to be disbursed to the charity of your choice. If you need assistance with this, please contact TerraCycle Customer Support at 1-800-758-2943 or email

Additionally, cash donations are mailed directly to the not-for-profit, charity, or school you selected, not to the personal address listed on your account.

All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in January. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June. Please note that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for each cash donation.

We welcome anyone from almost any organization to join in our recycling efforts! There are some practical considerations to keep in mind, however. For example, our programs are not designed to accommodate recycling centers.

If you live in another country, please visit the TerraCycle Countries Page to see if you can recycle with TerraCycle in your country.

If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the “Personal Info" tab in your profile, and then simply click "Edit My Profile". If you still need assistance or have questions please contact TerraCycle Customer Support at 1-800-758-2943 or email

You can also recycle almost every type of waste through our Zero Waste Box Program. Click here to learn more.

If your shipment weighs over 3 lbs, then each pound of Brita® waste your location sends in will earn your account 100 TerraCycle points. These points are redeemable for a charitable gift, funding towards a not-for-profit or school of your choice, or TerraCycle product bundles. Since this program solves for all Brita® waste, the incentive will be based on weight rather than number of units.