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Beach Plastic Cleanup Program - FAQ

This program is exclusively for rigid beach plastics.

Since this program is currently in a pilot phase, a TerraCycle representative must review your information to determine whether you qualify to participate. In most instances, you or your organization will be approved within one or two business days. However, in some circumstances you may receive a quick email from a TerraCycle representative to verify your intention to recycle rigid beach plastics.

When you are approved for the program, you will receive an automated message from our website. The program will also automatically appear in your list of collection programs on your account profile and you will be able to download UPS labels from the program page.

Approximately 1 – 2 weeks after you have been approved, you will also receive a more thorough Welcome Letter introducing you to the program.

All rigid beach plastics will be accepted through this program. Rigid "beach" plastics are any rigid plastics found along a shoreline (i.e. rivers, beaches, bays, lakes).

Please do your best to sort out organic matter and pieces of waste that are clearly not rigid plastics. While we ask that items be reasonably clean and dry, we do not require extensive cleaning and a small amount of residual organic matter is acceptable.

Soft or flexible plastics like nylon rope, fishing nets, and plastic bags are not accepted through this program at this time.

Also, UPS will not ship dripping packages, so all waste must be completely dry and/or placed into a plastic bag prior to shipping.

Please do your best to sort out organic matter and pieces of waste that are clearly not rigid plastics. While we ask that items be reasonably clean and dry, we do not require extensive cleaning and a small amount of residual organic matter is acceptable.

Lastly, UPS will not ship dripping packages, so all waste must be completely dry and/or placed into a plastic bag prior to shipping.

No, TerraCycle points are not awarded for this program.