Recycle all drink pouches through this program.
Please see the below image for examples of waste that are accepted through this program.
To earn TerraCycle points, your shipments must weigh at least 24 lbs. If your shipment meets or exceeds the shipment size requirement, each piece of waste your location sends in will earn you about 1 TerraCycle point. Drink pouches will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.011 lbs.
You may collect any brand of waste for this free recycling program.
No, you do not need to clean the waste before sending it in to TerraCycle. However, please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. And please remember, UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping.
No, your shipment can be any size. To earn the TerraCycle point donation, however, your shipment must weigh over 24 lbs. Remember, the shipment size requirement is applicable only if you would like to earn TerraCycle points.
To encourage more people to recycle with you, try using some of the resources specific to this program. They can be found under "Resources" on the previous page (the program landing page).
To recycle your waste, all you have to do is join at least one free recycling program and start collecting the waste stream indicated on the program page. This is when you can get your friends and family involved! The more people collecting with you the more waste you will divert from landfill.
To get started, check out our Collect, Store, and Ship Guide. This guide contains a few easy tips and tricks to starting and maintaining TerraCycle programs at your location.
Some programs have shipment size requirements to earn TerraCycle points, but you do not have to meet these requirements if you do not wish to receive TerraCycle points. All shipment sizes may be shipped completely for free and your waste will still be recycled, you simply won’t earn the point donation.
When you are ready to ship your waste, download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle account and affix it to your box of waste. You can then drop it off at any UPS location.
We welcome anyone from almost any organization to join in our recycling efforts! There are some practical considerations to keep in mind, however. For example, our programs are not designed to accommodate recycling centers.
TerraCycle programs are open to all U.S. States EXCEPT for Alaska and Hawaii. If you live in Alaska or Hawaii, your account will be automatically deactivated and your location will not be able to print or request labels. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have programs running in those states and territories in the future.
If you live in another country, please visit the TerraCycle World Map to see if you can recycle with TerraCycle in your country.
You will need to provide:
Please note: When you sign up for TerraCycle you need to complete one more step before you can start recycling. You have to join at least one of our Free Recycling Programs. When you join a free recycling program you can begin recycling that waste stream and earning any applicable rewards.
After you have joined a TerraCycle free recycling program, you may print a free, pre-paid shipping label by going to the "Collection Programs" tab on your account. Please note that you will need to be logged in to your TerraCycle account to print shipping labels.
You do not have to donate to a charitable organization to participate in TerraCycle programs.
You can choose to redeem your points towards one of TerraCycle's charitable gifts or you may search through our database of approved charities. You may also redeem your TerraCycle points for TerraCycle products and collection materials.
You can distribute your points any way that you would like. You simply have to add each charity or school that you would like to donate points.
Points are not automatically disbursed to charities. You must redeem your points for a cash donation via your account in order for a check to be disbursed to the charity of your choice. If you need assistance with this, please contact TerraCycle Customer Support at 1-866–967–6766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, cash donations are mailed directly to the not-for-profit, charity, or school you selected, not to the personal address listed on your account.
All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in January. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June. Please note that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for each cash donation.
Your TerraCycle account will not be deactivated, however, your available TerraCycle points will expire from your account if there is no activity for one year. Activity is considered to be printing a shipping label, sending in a shipment, or redeeming points.
Further, if you do not send in a shipment for six or more consecutive months in each of your programs, you may be removed from the free recycling program in order for us to allow another participant the opportunity to collect and send waste. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.
If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the “Personal Info” tab located on your account and then simply click "Edit My Profile". If you still need assistance or have questions please contact TerraCycle Customer Support at 1-866–967–6766 or email email@example.com.
TerraCycle products are made either by upcycling or recycling the collected waste.
Upcycling is defined as using or valuing every aspect of waste in order to give it a new useful life.
Recycling is defined as extracting materials from one product and using them to make an entirely new product.
For a more detailed description of each of these processes, please click here.