Use our interactive map below to find municipal/local (non-TerraCycle) composting options. As the information in this map is publicly sourced, we recommend contacting locations before visiting to ensure they are still accepting this type of waste for composting. Please help us keep our information current by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org to recommend adding new locations and/or changes to current ones.
Please note the content on this site is user generated.
Let us know if you find a location that is no longer active by emailing us at email@example.com.
If no local (non-TerraCycle) composting solution exists in your area for these items in the map above, you can include them in your shipments through TerraCycle’s Off the Eaten Path® Free Composting Program.
We’ve made getting started with the Off the Eaten Path Free Composting Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your empty Off the Eaten Path commercially-compostable packaging to TerraCycle, and we’ll compost it. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.
Participating in this program is easy and FREE! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.
Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.
Specially-marked Off the Eaten Path commercially-compostable snack bags.
Yes, this free composting program is brand-specific, which means you can only send in compostable packaging from this particular brand.
Off the Eaten Path has sponsored this free composting program, so there is no direct cost to you.
We encourage you to ship when your box is full of Off the Eaten Path commercially-compostable packaging to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program.
No, you do not need to clean the snack bags before sending them to TerraCycle, but please remove as much of the remaining product as possible before shipping. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so make sure your items are dry.
Composting is a process in which natural products decay into compost, which is a fine material that can be used to naturally fertilize soil.
Off the Eaten Path compostable snack bags are made from PLA. PLA (polylactic acid) is a type of plastic made from plants. It’s made from corn or sugars and is designed to break down in an industrial composting site at a similar rate to other known compostable materials like paper, food waste, and yard trimmings.
Because PLA is a bioplastic, it’s designed to be composted and converted into soil to help grow plants. Please don't recycle PLA through your curbside program—search the map for a local composting solution or compost it through this program.
Earn TerraCycle points by recycling with us! You can redeem your points in the form of a donation to a school, charity, or nonprofit of your choice. Thanks to the recycling efforts of TerraCyclers like you, we've raised millions globally for schools, charities, and other nonprofits through our recycling programs. Learn more about TerraCycle Recycling Rewards.
Once collected, the snack bags are composted in an industrial composting facility. The packaging will be broken down into compost that can be used for gardens and farms.