TerraCycle provides industrial recycling services for your company’s distribution center, warehouse or production facility, helping you to reach your zero waste goals and with a focus on solving hard to recycle materials.
The first step is to help us understand the waste stream(s) that you’re generating at your facilities. Those include the following steps:
1. Email us and tell us about each individual waste stream you’d like us to evaluate.
2. A TerraCycle representative will respond with any follow-up questions about the material, at which point we will begin the quoting process.
3. If necessary, a TerraCycle representative may request to visit your facility for a waste audit to better understand the material stream(s) and staging capacity.
TerraCycle characterizes waste streams based on the economics behind them with a focus on three primary categories:
Positive Economic Waste Streams:
These waste streams have enough value in them to allow TerraCycle to purchase it from your facilities, allowing for a clear economic advantage over landfilling, not to mention the sustainability benefit.
These waste streams can be recycled at a cost comparable to disposing them via landfill or incineration. While economic advantage may not be present, sending to be recycled is a clear sustainability advantage.
These waste streams are more costly to recycle than they their resulting value and will cost (perhaps significantly) more than your current disposal fees. While there is an economic disadvantage with these materials the benefit for the environment is significant when compared to landfilling or incinerating them.
Depending on the specific arrangement that TerraCycle works out with your facility, there are different loading methods that we can use when making a pick-up: