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About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste.

Collection Platforms

TerraCycle offers a range of free programmes that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste.

Free Recycling Programmes

TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programmes you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!

To date, over 202 million people are collecting in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 44 million dollars for charities around the world.

Zero Waste Box™ platform (purchase required)

TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box™ platform allows you to recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules to complex laboratory waste. Choose the waste stream you’d like to recycle, purchase your preferred box size, collect your waste, and send it to TerraCycle to be repurposed (shipping is included). Zero Waste Boxes are available for purchase via our Zero Waste Box website and many major retailers.

Municipal Programmes

TerraCycle partners with many municipalities around the world to bring zero waste solutions that  range from municipal programmes for recycling cigarette butts to kurbside programmes to recycle hard-to-recycle materials.

Industrial waste programmes

TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste at the facility level. Our programmes range from helping to recycle large volumes of packaging scrap to personal safety equipment. We also provide zero waste consulting and closed-loop R&D support.

Regulated waste recycling

TerraCycle's regulated waste division provides products and services to help you facilitate the effective and compliant management of regulated, universal and hazardous waste. This may include fluorescent lamps, bulbs, batteries, and e-waste as well as organic waste, medical waste and other waste streams that are potentially harmful to the environment.

Event Services

TerraCycle provides comprehensive event services for businesses and organizations. We can assist you in every step of the way, from collection and recycling to promotion and sponsorship. Whatever your needs are, we will work closely with you to provide the best possible recycling solutions for your event. Please contact us at [email protected]for more information.

Loop

With the introduction of Loop in France and the US, TerraCycle® is revolutionising the way we shop. Shifting away from environmentally harmful, single-use product packaging, Loop creates sustainable new packaging solutions. Customers can enjoy their favoruite products from popular consumer brands in refillable containers, delivered directly to their home. Loop then provides an empty container collection service and product refills as required. Watch this space for Loop UK launch updates!

The TerraCycle solution

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.

In the News

The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about TerraCycle, please visit our Media Room.

Rock Rose goes postal with recyclable pouches

Rock Rose has signed a deal with the Royal Mail which will make it the first gin to offer fully recyclable 70cl refill pouches.   Under the agreement, Rock Rose’s gin pouches can be returned to its distillery via the … Continue Reading

Wine Business Monthly Online · Sep 30, 2019

Pot packaging is an environmental disaster but some companies are offering innovative solutions

Until recently, recreational cannabis users didn’t have any way of disposing of the packaging other than throwing it in the trash As the legalization of edible cannabis approaches in Canada, the industry has yet to solve one of its greatest … Continue Reading

The London Free Press Online · Sep 20, 2019

History

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard­-to-­recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 60 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.

Awards

TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for social entrepreneurship and sustainable business. 

Inside TerraCycle

​TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world. Our offices  around the world are made entirely from upcycled waste, our walls are covered in ever­changing graffiti from local artists, and we thrive on a culture of transparency and high­ energy innovation. To see a day in the life of a TerraCycle employee, tune in to our critically acclaimed TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.