Gerber® Recycling Program

Recycle Gerber baby food packaging and small and large hook Gerber baby clothing hangers through this program.

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Recycling in partnership with Gerber®

Gerber® believes the baby food industry should help create a world where babies thrive. Now, you can recycle Gerber baby food packaging and small and large hook Gerber baby clothing hangers with the opportunity to fundraise for charity with the national recycling program powered by TerraCycle® and Gerber®.

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Interested in becoming a public drop-off point on a public map and bringing Gerber recycling to your community? Click here to learn more.

How it works

Participating is simple and free.

What you can recycle

Gerber baby food packaging, such as flexible or rigid plastic packaging, shrink labels, plastic containers, plastic lids, flexible plastic pouches, and small and large hook Gerber baby clothing hangers

NOTE: Please do not send in any glass, basic #1 and #2 plastics (such as plastic lids and containers), aluminum, or any other municipally recyclable packaging unless you are unable to find local recycling solutions.

Best practices for recycling

  • We encourage you to ship when your box is full to ensure efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of transportation for this program. 
  • You don’t need to clean the packaging before sending it to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product (i.e. leftover purees, sauces, etc.) as possible. 
  • UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

What happens to your recyclables

Once collected, the Gerber baby food packaging and small and large hook Gerber baby clothing hangers are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products, such as park benches and picnic tables. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


Shipments in the Gerber® Recycling Program must be at least 5 pounds to earn TerraCycle points. For all qualifying shipments, 100 points per pound will be awarded.

Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each piece of baby food packaging sent in will earn approximately 4.00 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.04 pounds.

To learn more about our points program, click here.

Promotions and contests

TerraCycle Recycling Rewards

Recycling Program: TerraCycle Featured Recycling Programs
Timeline: November 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Prize: 200 bonus TerraCycle points
How to win: Ship in with featured recycling programs

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