Municipal programs

Many municipalities work with TerraCycle to provide a public program for recycling cigarette butts and other difficult-to-recycle waste streams. TerraCycle can work with your municipality, organization or business to help your community start a recycling program.

Explore a variety of options.

TerraCycle can work with you, your city government, individual organizations, events, and businesses to set up public or private on-site recycling programs for waste streams of your choice. Although cigarette waste is the most common waste stream cities are recycling with us, we also offer a variety of other programs that we can work with you to recycle.


To get your city involved, start by contacting our Strategic Partnerships Department.

Strategic Partnerships Department:

Through a custom-built program, you and your community can work together to create a network of collection locations to reduce waste as well as fundraise for local schools and charities. TerraCycle can help you set up collections in public locations to begin recycling waste from the residents in your city. Some examples are:

  • Collaborate with your school district to set up programs in every school
  • Establish drop-off locations at your local business locations to collect acceptable waste from your customers
  • Install public collection receptacles throughout your city in partnership with city government and government partnerships (works very well with cigarette recycling)
  • Work with local nonprofits to fit TerraCycle’s recycling programs into current operations and raise money for your organization

Is your city participating?

Visit or contact your local school district, community organization, or public institution to determine if they are already recycling difficult-to-recycle waste streams through TerraCycle. Or just look for TerraCycle recycling boxes or Zero Waste Boxes at these locations. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these programs.