Gerber® Recycling Program

Recycle Gerber® baby food packaging through this program.

Recycling in partnership with Gerber®

TerraCycle® and Gerber® have partnered to create a national recycling program for Gerber® baby food packaging.

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How it works

Participating is simple and free.

Once you have joined the program and are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label by clicking the green "Ship us your waste" box above and follow the prompts. Your shipping label will be emailed to your inbox. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box then call UPS at 1-800-742-5877 to schedule a next-day pickup.

What you can recycle

Gerber® baby food packaging such as flexible plastic (bags, pouches, inner bags).

Please check with your local municipality for what is accepted in your blue box program.

NOTE: Please do not send in any glass, basic #1 and #2 plastics (such as plastic lids and containers), aluminum, cardboard or any other municipally recyclable packaging unless you are unable to find local recycling solutions.

Recycling guidelines

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of Gerber® baby food packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. You don’t need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the packaging is cleaned and melted into plastic pellets that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


Shipments in the Gerber® Recycling Program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.

Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each piece of Gerber® baby food packaging sent in will earn approximately 2.6 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 11.79 grams.

To learn more about our points program, click here.

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