Become a public drop-off location — a community hub where people can drop off their recycling.
When you become a public drop-off location, you make it easier for people in your area to recycle more. Instead of throwing away empties and packaging, they can simply collect them and then visit your location to drop them off. It’s super easy for collectors - and we make it super easy for you, too! Your location can be managed by you, or by a group and you can earn TerraCycle points to raise money for the charity of your choice.
First, choose a good spot for your public drop-off location. It should be located in a popular, easily accessible area (for example: a library, community center, place of worship or retail store). The location should be open during daytime hours so people can drop off their recycling, or it can be located outside (you’ll need an outdoor, weather-resistant collection bin).
The following is a list of programs you can request to join as a public drop off location:
Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program
(For eye care professionals only)
Accepts: All brands of contact lenses and blister packs
Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program
Accepts: All brands of used or empty oral care products and packaging
D'Addario String Recycling Program
Accepts: Instrument strings and clippings from any string instrument and any brand
Gillette® Razor Recycling Program
Accepts: All brands of blades, razors, and plastic packaging
GU Performance Nutrition Recycling Program
Accepts: All brands of performance nutrition packaging including energy chews packets; energy gel packets; hydration, recovery, and energy drink mix stick packs and packets; GU Energy Gel 15-Serving pouches; and energy stroopwafel wrapper
L'Occitane Recycling Program
Accepts: Beauty packaging such as lip balm tubes, makeup remover bottles and pumps, fragrances bottles and pumps, and deodorant sticks. Skin care packaging such as face mask packaging, eco-refill pouches, and dispensers and tubes for soap, facial cleansers and body lotions. Hair care packaging such as pumps and caps from shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair care dispensers and containers, hair product trigger heads, and eco-refill packages
Taco Bell® Sauce Packet Local Recycling Solutions
Accepts: Taco Bell® sauce packets.
Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program
Accepts: Natural care products and packaging
The TerraCycle team will review your profile to make sure you’re eligible to become a public drop-off location. Once you’ve been approved, you will be added to the program and you can begin collecting and recycling! After your location is approved, we will publish your drop-off information on a searchable map* so that people in your area can recycle with you.
*Cigarette waste recycling program does not include a location map.
Encourage your customers, patients, members and people in the community to recycle and use your drop-off location to help raise money for your charity. A variety of useful posters and stickers are available to help you promote your drop-off location.