TerraCycle has introduced public drop-off locations, allowing your community to contribute to your collections, so that more waste can be collected more efficiently.
Not every programme has drop-off locations available. You will have to review a programme’s individual page to determine if you may recycle waste in your community. Programmes that have drop-off locations are indicated by the "drop-off" tab on the free recycling programme index.
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.
A drop-off location is typically managed by a single person or a small group of people. This administrator (or group of administrators) will be in charge of managing the drop-off locations and deciding how earned points will be distributed.
If you have drop-off locations already established in your community (or you are planning on establishing them), you must complete the Drop-Off Application Form for applicable programmes to begin the application process. If a programme is accepting drop-off locations you will find access to the form on each individual programme page, or you will be sent the form via email.
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 (ex. a public library, place of worship, or retail store). The location should be open during reasonable hours so members of the public can drop off their waste.
If possible, putting a collection bin outside may be the best option for a location. You will need to provide your own outdoor, weather-resistant collection bin, but you will not have to rely as heavily on the hours of operation of the location hosting your bin.
Some good drop-off locations include your local supermarket, an independent retailer, a community center, your township library, or even your local church. 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.
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.