GLAD® Food Storage Recycling Programme

Join this program to collect at home and recycle as a private location or an individual.

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Recycle in partnership with GLAD®

TerraCycle and GLAD® have partnered to create the GLAD® Food Storage Recycling Programme, a free recycling programme for GLAD® and other brands of ClingWrap, food storage bags, and food storage containers.

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ACCEPTED WASTE UPDATE: GLAD® is now accepting all brands of food storage items! Download our new Accepted Waste Poster for more details.

Collection Hub Locations

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This map is constantly being updated

Click on the map above to find your nearest Community Collection Hub. 

Click here to fill out the Community Collection Hub Form

Once you've signed up to the programme, you have the opportunity to collect on bahalf of your community and divert even more waste from landfill. Sign up to become a Community Collection Hub for hard-to-recycle waste whilst raising money for your favourite school or charity at the same time! To become the ultimate sustainability hero, register your location here. Our team will review and you will receive a confirmation email once you have been added to our network.

How it works

Check out the students at Reremoana School in Auckland learning about recycling and upcycling GLAD® products with our founder and CEO, Tom Szaky!

Participating is completely free and very easy. 

Firstly, join the programme through your online account. When you are ready to send in a shipment, download a shipping label from your TerraCycle account by clicking “Request a postage label” and follow the prompts. Print out your label and tape it securely onto your box. Ship the box to TerraCycle by dropping it off at your nearby post office. 

What you can recycle in this programme

Programme accepted waste: 

  • GLAD® or other brand snap lock bags or freezer bags including GLAD TO BE GREEN range
  • GLAD® or other brand zipslide bags   
  • GLAD® or other brand cling wrap including GLAD TO BE GREEN range
  • GLAD® or other brand polypropylene (PP) food storage containers (please note, other product packaging, such as ice cream and margarine tubs, is not accepted) 

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover foods). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.


What happens to the waste

Once collected, the cling wrap, bags and containers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a payment of $0.02 per unit received to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.



Need help getting started? From downloadable posters to videos and guides, there are plenty of resources available to help you make an even bigger difference on the environment.

Do it yourself projects

Here are some inspiring projects to show you how you can reuse your materials right at home


TerraCycle is excited to partner with GLAD® to bring a national recycling solution for GLAD® Food Storage to New Zealand. To learn more about GLAD®, click here.

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