Community Collection Hubs

Interested in stepping up to become a real waste warrior and encouraging your community to recycle more? Join our network of Community Collection Hubs and make a real difference. You can sign up here.

What is a Community Collection Hub?

Community Collection Hubs are recycling stations that everyone can access to drop off items for TerraCycle’s free recycling programs. They can be managed by a single person or a community group. The manager decides which of TerraCycle’s free programs to join, provides the boxes in the hub, sends the recycling to TerraCycle, and chooses how the charity points will be distributed. If you are collecting on behalf of a community organisation such as a school, sporting club or other non-profit organisation, you can decide that the charity points be converted into donations to support your organisation. How’s that for an extra incentive to recycle?

How to become a Community Collection Hub

If you want to become a collection hub for your community, please complete the Drop-Off Application Form. Your hub location’s details will then be added to the map, and we’ll be in touch with more details.

Listing a Community Collection Hub

If you plan on establishing a collection station in your community, you must complete the Drop-Off Application Form to begin the application process. If your application is accepted, your location will be added tou our map.

What makes a good Community Collection Hub?

A good Community Collection Hub is easily accessible to the public and is usually in an area that people already interact with regularly. Examples include schools, community centres, workplaces and shops.

The location should be open during reasonable hours so members of the public can drop off their waste, however some hubs put weather-resistant collection bins outside to make it easier for people who can’t get there during normal hours.

Recycling stations should feature sturdy boxes (these are not supplied as we encourage you to recycle whatever you already have) and we have posters available for download to help you draw attention to your recycling station and explain what waste will be accepted.

We’ll also give you graphics to use on your social media platforms to help you spread the word in your community, stickers to put in your window, and posters for local notice boards, and we’re always willing to help you contact your local media to help educate your community about the importance of recycling.

Community Collection Hubs are also listed on a searchable map on each of our program pages so that the people in your area can easily find you.

Resources & tools for Community Collection Hub managers

Here you’ll find social media posts, posters, stickers, and a media request form to help you promote what a great job you’re doing!