Sign up to collect Taco Bell® Sauce Packets for your community.
Did you know 8.2 BILLION Taco Bell® sauce packets get used each year in the U.S.? Live Mas, without the waste — TerraCycle® and Taco Bell® have partnered to create a national recycling program for Taco Bell® sauce packets!
Become a drop-off location now, and your business, group, or organization will be listed publicly on our map as a public drop-off location.
Becoming a public drop-off location is an easy and efficient way to collect Taco Bell® Sauce Packets in your community and build the national recycling network.
Taco Bell® sauce packets.
Make sure your collection bin is easy to find and in a location that’s easily accessible to the public.
We encourage you to ship when your box is full of Taco Bell® Sauce Packets to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.
Once collected, the sauce packets 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 Taco Bell® Sauce Packet Recycling Program can be any weight to earn points, and 100 points per pound will be awarded.
Awarded TerraCycle points can be allocated toward a variety of charitable gifts to organizations like the Taco Bell Foundation or redeemed as a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Each sauce packet sent in will earn approximately 1.5 TerraCycle points and will be counted based on an average unit weight of 0.015 pounds.
To learn more about our points program, click here.
At the Taco Bell Foundation, we believe in supporting the bold ambitions of America’s youth. We invest in students, ages 16-26, and help them pursue their educational and career goals. Since 1992, the Foundation has reached more than 4 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $110 million through our Live Más Scholarship and Local Grants programs. The Taco Bell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.