Become a public drop-off point

Would you like to see your community recycle more? You can start your own TerraCycle public drop-off point—a community hub where people can drop off their rubbish to be recycled through TerraCycle’s free recycling programmes.

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Our public drop-off point network

Thanks to our dedicated network of collectors, we have TerraCycle public drop-off points throughout the nation. Check the map above to discover public drop-off points near you—and see if your community needs you to start a drop-off point! It’s simple to start and manage a public drop-off point. As the administrator, you’ll choose the location, select which free recycling programmes to participate in, manage your public drop-off point, and send collected rubbish to TerraCycle (with prepaid shipping labels) to be recycled. Share duties among a group of friends so it’s even easier!

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What is a public drop-off point?

Starting a public drop-off point is easy! The steps to send in recycling from your public drop-off point are the same as if you were to collect privately. Plus:

•Your convenient public drop-off point will encourage your community members to recycle rubbish that would otherwise end up in landfills.

• By combining your recycling with that of your community members, you’ll be able to send in larger shipments that are more efficient to transport and process, further reducing your carbon footprint.

• You’ll earn all the TerraCycle points for the rubbish you send in from your public drop-off point.

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How to start a public drop-off point

First, choose a good spot for your public drop-off point. It should be located in a popular, easily-accessible area (for instance, a library, a community center, a place of worship, or a retail store). Unless you own or manage the location, make sure you have permission to set up the public drop-off point.

You will need to set up a collection box. The location should be open during daytime hours so people can access the collection box.

How to Get Started

Update Your Profile

Sign in to your TerraCycle account and update your profile with details about your public drop-off point.

Request to Join

Request to join the programmes you're interested in.

Review Eligibility

TerraCycle will review and quickly respond to your requests to join programmes.

Start Recycling

Once approved, your location will be added to the public map. People can now recycle at your public drop-off point!

Programmes where you can drop off your rubbish to be recycled

As the administrator, you get to choose which TerraCycle free recycling programmes your public drop-off point participates in. Join as few or as many as you’d like.
Gillette Razor Recycling Programme - public drop-off point
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Gillette Razor Recycling Programme - public drop-off point
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Join this program to be listed as a public drop-off point and open to the public in your area.

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Resources & tools for public drop-off point managers

Encourage your customers, patients, members, and community to recycle and use your public drop-off point to help raise money for your charity. Useful posters and stickers are available to help you promote your public drop-off point.

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