About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable 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 hard­to­recycle 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 non­profit!

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). However, they are currently not available in Ireland.

City-Wide programmes

TerraCycle partners with many cities around the world to bring zero waste solutions to city inhabitants and visitors. These solutions range from city-wide programmes for cigarette butts to curbside pickup through residential programmes.

Industrial Waste Solutions

TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Does your facility have waste that is being sent to landfill or waste-to-energy? TerraCycle’s pre-consumer programmes range from recycling used safety equipment to large volumes of obsolete packaging.

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

If you’d like to involve TerraCycle® in one of your events we’d be happy to discuss the different options with you. Our services vary in pricing depending on your needs. Speak to our Customer Support team today, who will work closely with you to provide the best recycling solutions we have to offer. We may even connect you with one of our most active collectors, local to your area. If you’re simply looking for some essential tools and resources for your event, you can always access these for free here, including posters, guides, and videos.


From the minds at TerraCycle, Loop offers your favourite products in beautiful, display-worthy containers that can be refilled again and again, changing the way the world shops. Buy trusted brands reimagined in durable packages conveniently delivered right to your door. Best part? We’ll pick up your empty containers and ship new ones when done.

TerraCycle Global Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit

TerraCycle®'s affiliated non-profit organisation, the TerraCycle Global Foundation, is on a mission to address the complex challenges of the waste crisis in emerging countries around the world. In Thailand, their work is focused on collecting river plastics and debris from polluted waterways and engaging the local community. Launching in India next, they are partnering with local waste collector groups to recycle plastic sachet waste, which is an increasing litter problem. Learn about and support the mission at www.terracyclefoundation.org.

The TerraCycle solution

TerraCycle recycles and upcycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it, which is a significantly better solution for waste than traditional methods. We also provide “waste” with a new life, creating usable new products out of items that would have simply been thrown out.

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.


TerraCycle is a company specializing in finding recycling solutions for waste which is considered “non-recyclable” through traditional council recycling systems. This includes a wide range of waste such as biscuits and snack wrappers, baby food pouches, crisps packets, water filters, … Continue Reading

irishtechnews.ie · Nov 3, 2020

Dublin, Recycle Toothbrushes To Help Sick Kids

The drug-store chain, which has locations throughout Tri-Valley, is partnering with the waste management company TerraCycle, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive in the nationwide recycling effort. The state that collects the most waste will win a new playground, made from … Continue Reading

Patch.com - Dublin · May 14, 2019

L’Occitane launches in-store recycling programme

https://uk.fashionnetwork.com · Nov 2, 2018


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 fifty million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.


TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for social entrepreneurship and continues to bring affordable recycling solutions for many waste streams that were previously non-recyclable.

Inside TerraCycle

TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world. Our global offices are made entirely from repurposed waste, our walls are covered in ever-changing 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 TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.