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Cereal Bag Recycling Program

Recycle all cereal bags through this program.

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Recycle in partnership with Malt-O-Meal®

TerraCycle and Malt-O-Meal® have partnered to create a free recycling program for cereal bags, and a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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We regret to inform you this program will close September 30, 2019. If you are still interested in recycling your cereal bags, we recommend the Plastic Packaging - Zero Waste Box™​.

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking "Ship us your waste" and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto   your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by calling UPS at 1-800-PICK-UPS and scheduling a next business day pick up. 

What you can recycle

Program accepted waste: Any brand of plastic cereal bags or cereal bag liners

Recycling guidelines

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover cereal). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the cereal bags are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-proft organization or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.


Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.


Malt-O-Meal® believes that the bag is better, which is why their bagged cereals have 75% less packaging than cereal in a box. They desire to help save the environment, one bag at a time. Click here to learn more.

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