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Malt-O-Meal® Cereal Bag Recycling Program

Recycle cereal bags through this program.

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Recycling in partnership with Malt-O-Meal®

While Malt-O-Meal® brand cereals create 75% less packaging waste than comparably sized cereal boxes, they want to take their commitment to creating less packaging waste one step further by partnering with TerraCycle®. This partnership has created a free recycling program for cereal bags as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

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We regret to inform you that this program will close December 31, 2019. After this date, you will no longer be able to recycle through this program. If you are still interested in recycling your cereal bags, we encourage you to learn more about our Zero Waste Box recycling platform. 

Please note, this map is constantly being updated with new locations, so check back frequently!

How it works

Participating is completely free and very easy.

What you can recycle

Program accepted waste: plastic cereal bags and box liners

Best practices for recycling

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover cereal). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

What happens to the waste

Once collected, the cereal bags and liners are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. Click here to learn more about the recycling process.


TerraCycle Points

TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, product bundles, or a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. To learn more about our points program, click here.


Do-it-yourself projects

Check out these inspiring projects that show you how you can reuse this waste stream right at home.

Learn more about Malt-O-Meal®

Malt-O-Meal® believes that the bag is better, which is why their bagged cereals have 75% less packaging than cereal in a box. They desire to help save the environment, one bag at a time. Click here to learn more.

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