carter’s® baby & kid clothing recycling program

KIDCYCLE™: Grow. Recycle. Repeat.

Recycling baby & kid clothes in partnership with carter’s®

This spring, TerraCycle® and carter’s are joining forces to make recycling your little’s most-loved, lived-in clothes super simple. Any non-donatable baby & kid clothing brands are welcome (Psst… no shoes or accessories at this time.)

PLUS carter’s Rewarding Moments® members can earn points* for recycling with us. Details below.

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How it works

Participating is simple and free.

1. Sign up for the program. If you don’t have a TerraCycle account yet, create one here! To earn reward points and ensure your points can be tracked and awarded, use the email address on your carter’s Rewarding Moments account. (Take a peek at your carter's account or sign up to be a member  here.)

2. Fill a box with the baby and kids clothes you don’t plan to hand down or donate.

3. Log into your account, download and print your free shipping label.

4. Seal your box, affix the printed shipping label and drop it off at any UPS location.

What you can recycle

Non-donatable children's clothing – all brands welcome! (Psst… no shoes or accessories at this time.)

Best practices for recycling

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of non-donatable children's clothing to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the clothing is separated by fabric type, shredded, and recycled into materials that are used for stuffing in furniture and home insulation. A few items like bedding, knits and 100% nylon items that cannot be mechanically recycled are processed through waste-to-energy and used by the processing facility directly and/or the local utility network. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


carter’s Rewarding Moments Points Offer:

carter’s Rewarding Moments members will receive 75 rewards points each month your shipment is processed by TerraCycle. Limit one package per month to receive points. TerraCycle account email address must match your carter’s Rewarding Moments email. Points will be rewarded up to 45 days after TerraCycle receipt.

For full Rewarding Moments Terms and Conditions, please see carter's reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time.

Psst… you’re not required to be a carter’s Rewarding Moments member to recycle with us for free.

For questions related to your carter’s baby & kid clothing recycling program shipment, please contact us.



Learn about carter’s

carter’s was founded in 1865 and is the most trusted baby apparel brand. With comfy, easy dressing styles from preemie to size 14, we’re with families from the start and every step of the way.

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