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Public drop-off locations

TerraCycle has introduced public drop-off locations, allowing your community to contribute to your collections, so that more waste can be collected more efficiently.

Finding drop-off locations in your area

Most of our free recycling programmes have drop-off points available. Programmes that have drop-off locations are indicated by the "drop-off" tab on the free recycling programme index.

What is a public drop-off location?

A public drop-­off location provides a community with a centralised, publicly accessible location to drop off specific types of waste and packaging to be recycled. To begin recycling in your community, simply register a drop-off location. You can easily register as many drop-off locations as you like.

A drop-­off location is typically managed by a single person or a small group of people. The administrator(s) will be in charge of managing the drop­-off locations and deciding how earned points will be distributed.

Listing a drop-off location

To register a location to be a drop-off point, please submit a Drop-off Application Form. If a programme is accepting new drop­-off locations you will find access to the application form on each individual programme page.

What makes a good drop-off location?

A good drop-­off point is easily accessible to the public and is physically located in an area that the public already interacts with on a regular basis (e.g. a supermarket, a community centre, public library, or retail store). The location should be open during reasonable hours so members of the public can drop off their waste.

All drop-­off locations will be shown on a searchable map so that the people in your area can find your drop-­off location(s) and drop off their waste. More than one location can be run by the same administrator and raise funds for the same charity.

Resources & tools for drop-off location administrators

Find useful posters and stickers to promote your drop-off locations. Print them out and attach them to your collection bins or put them on public notice boards around your community.