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Become a Community Collection Hub

Why collect waste individually, when you can collect as a team! TerraCycle operates a network of volunteers who collect waste on behalf of their community. Find out how you can get involved here.

What is a Community Collection Hub?

A Community Collection Hub is a location where members of the public can drop off their waste for recycling with TerraCycle. 

Whether you collect one or all of the waste streams that can be recycled through TerraCycle's free recycling programmes, you are invited to join our network of Community Collection Hubs!

As a public drop-off location, however, you will need an administrator. The administrator manages the collection boxes, sends the shipments to TerraCycle (free postage supplied by us) and decides which non-profit/charity or school they are fundraising for. An administrator can sign up and maintain collection hubs at a number of locations in the community. By doing so, it is possible to raise even more funds for a school or non-profit organisation of your choice. 

If you would like any further information, please contact us at [email protected].

What makes a good Community Collection Hub? 

A good Community Collection Hub is easily accessible to the public and a place the public already interacts with such as a library, cafe, or information centre. The location should offer daily opening hours for the public to drop off their waste. If possible, collection boxes kept outside are a good option - you might need to provide your own outdoor weather resistant collection bin/box, however. More than one location can be run by the same administrator, however, we do ask that you don't have them too close together. Please check our map to ensure that the nearest Community Collection Hub is more than a few kilometres away from you.

You could ask a local supermarket, independent retailer, community centre, library, school, or church if they would allow you to organise the collection hub to be operated at their premisies. Alternatively, you could run it from your own home. All Community Collection Hubs will be shown on the map so that the public can find your location to drop off their waste. This map will be accessible to anyone who visits our webpage. 

To find a Collection Hub close to you, please access the map and make sure you search using the specific waste stream you wish to recycle.

Fundraising Opportunity

Some of TerraCycle's free recycling programmes allow you to earn a donation towards the school or non-profit organisation of your choice. Please note: to qualify for this incentive, there are some minimum shipment sizes you will need to meet in order to earn the points (donations). 

Thinking about becoming a Community Collection Hub? Find out which programmes would suit you and your community best.