The Collective Suckies Recycling Programme - FAQ

Recycle your Suckies Spouches with The Collective

Participating locations
Waste recycled
Money raised

You can redeem your points at any time for a cash donation (cheque) to any non-profit or charitable organisation, including schools.
Please keep in mind that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for a cash donation. Cash donations are transferred directly to the charity, twice a year in June and December. All cash donations requested between 1 May and 31 October will be disbursed in December. All cash donations requested between 1 November and 30 April will be disbursed in June.

For every 1kg of pouch waste you send in, your collection location will be credited with 100 TerraCycle points. 100 TerraCycle points equals $1.00 to your chosen charity or organisation of choice *proud*

The Collective will also be giving you lots of fun incentives for collecting suckies including giveaways of suckies and upcycled prizes so do check into the Suckies Brigade website and The Collective Facebook ( for chances to win!

As many as you like up to a maxium of 25kg! If you’re wanting to earn points you must send over 2kg. In fact we’d love all our brigade peeps to send in as many as possible in one shipment as this helps to improve the environmental impact of the programme so why not team up with your friends or neighbours and donate via your local childcare centre or children's playgroup or kindergarten!

You can download standard pre-paid postage labels by following the instructions below:

1. Sign into your account using your registered user name and password (or if you’re already signed in click on your name at the top right hand side of the homepage to view your account)

2. Click on the red “CREATE FREE POSTAGE LABEL” button

3. Choose The Collective Suckies Brigade from the dropdown menu

4. Click on “CLICK AND LABEL WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU” – an image of your postage label will be emailed to you

5. Select “print” in your file menu and print directly to your printer

6. Attach the label to your box and drop it off at your local post office or post box.

Please note, if you don't have immediate access to a printer you can print your labels at a later time as the label is also emailed to you. Please don't photocopy your mailing label. Each label you download has a unique barcode that can only be accepted by our system once and is how we credit your account for the money you raise for charity.

If you have a mighty shipment of suckies or other packaging that weighs over 24kg and require a label, please contact TerraCycle via or free phone 0800 474 016.

Nope, we have that covered! You can request pre-paid New Zealand Post shipping labels from our website through your online account. This will bring your packaging collections back to the TerraCycle factory to be recycled into snazzy everyday products!

*eek* unfortunately no. Each individual and organisation, including schools or student groups at a school, can only have one Suckies Brigade account. Any additional accounts will be suspended.

You can raise money by recycling for any charity, school or organisation! The Collective proudly supports Forest & Bird and their Kiwi Conservation Club every time you’re suckin’ a suckies, so why not chose to support Forest & Bird and give a little more back? You’ll be helping kiwi kids get into nature and to love ‘n’ care for their natural world! Check out the good stuff they do at and

Of course *grin* You can select, add or change your preferred charities via your account on the TerraCycle website.
Simply log into your account at and click on the "MY IMPACT" tab. To add a new preferred charity to your account, please select the "Manage Charities" link.

Please note that during the cheque out process when redeeming points, you will also be given a chance to choose an existing charitable gift and update or change your preferred charities.
You can also free phone 0800 474 016 or email us with the charity name, address and contact person via

No problem! Sign into the TerraCycle website. Once you are signed in, click the Profile tab and simply edit your account information. If you require any further assistance TerraCycle’s customer support team will be happy to help you. Contact them via or free phone 0800 474 016.

Signing up is too easy! Simply create an account on the website Then select The Collective Suckies Brigade and follow the prompts. You will need to provide:
1) a contact person to oversee the Brigade at your location
2) a valid email address
3) a valid mailing address

And then you can start collectin’ packaging from The Collective straight away!

Gosh, we’d love all people from almost any organisation* in New Zealand to start recycling with us!
We reckon it’s a perfect opportunity to team up with friends, your child’s playgroup, school or give back to your local charity group simply by recycling our spouches!
You can help spread the word by downloading one of our Suckies Brigade posters *grin* Remember, together we can help eliminate waste and help save millions of spouches from entering our landfills *proud*

*We do have to be a tad practical, for example, our programme is not designed to accommodate recycling centres.

You can send in The Collective yoghurt tubes, spouches with caps or any other yoghurt pouches.
If your local Council does not recycle other packaging from The Collective, we’d love you to collect them and send them to TerraCycle to be recycled as well!
Please make sure you remove as much food residue as possible before sending in your waste!

Golly, we don’t want you to leave but if you really must you can unsubscribe from the TerraCycle programme, by logging into your account on the TerraCycle website. Select the “BRIGADES” tab and then the option “Remove this Brigade” located under The Collective Suckies Brigade.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? TerraCycle are happy to help. Please contact the customer support team via or free phone 0800 474 016.