School Recycling Resource Hub

Earn money for your school by recycling with TerraCycle! When you recycle with TerraCycle, you can fundraise just by sending us your unrecyclables—trash that's not typically accepted by curbside recycling programs.

The more you ship in, the more money you bring in! Your school can even earn $5 just for signing up!

Protecting our planet may seem like reward enough, but we're sweetening the deal! You’ll receive TerraCycle Recycling Rewards points just from recycling through our free recycling programs that can go towards school field trips, fun projects, supplies, and more!

All you have to do is ask your staff and students to bring in accepted items from our many free recycling programs. They’ll learn the importance of recycling, you’ll prevent hard-to-recycle trash from going to landfills and incinerators, and your school will benefit from the rewards.

How it works

  1. Create a TerraCycle account for your school. You’ll get $5 just for signing up*
  2. Join free recycling programs. See our suggestions here!
  3. Set up a recycling hub in your school using materials on hand.
  4. Spread the word and let students, parents, and faculty know they can fundraise just by recycling trash that can't typically be recycled curbside.
  5. When your collection bin is full, download a free shipping label for each program and send the trash to us to be recycled.
  6. You’ll receive TerraCycle Recycling Rewards points that can be redeemed as a donation to your school!* To get set up to receive donations, add your school to our charity database by filling out this form.

*All awards are points equivalent; payments occur on a biannual basis. For full rules, please click here.


Recycle and get rewarded!

From beauty products to drink pouches to old toys, and so much more! We #RecycleEverything through our free recycling programs. Join one today to start recycling and earning cash for your school.


Ready to turn your trash into cash?

It’s easy to get started, and we’re here every step of the way! Download the resources below to support you in building your recycling hub and getting parents, teachers, and students involved.

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More ways to get involved

We offer a variety of exciting prizes for participating in our free recycling programs. Your school can win anything from bonus TerraCycle Recycling Rewards points to upcycled and recycled products. Get your school involved today!


Questions? We’re here for you

We’re here to help you set up a successful recycling fundraiser for your school. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information or reach out to our customer care team.