For most of our free recycling programs, every time you send us your shipments of trash, you’ll earn TerraCycle Recycling Rewards points. These points can be redeemed as cash donations to your favorite schools, charities, and nonprofit organizations. Our international community of TerraCyclers has raised millions of dollars for amazing causes—all by recycling!
For most participating programs, you’ll earn 100 TerraCycle points per pound of trash that you send in—plus, you can join as many participating programs as you want! TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a donation of $0.01 per point (2,500 points = $25). Once you’ve earned enough points, you’re ready to redeem them!
Donate your points to any of our featured charity partner organizations, or search for your preferred charity here.
You can redeem your points at any time; however, we only have two payment periods per year, in January and June. Any points redeemed by the end of October will be paid out in January, and any points redeemed by the end of April will be paid out in June.
If you can’t find your school, charity, or nonprofit using our search tool on the Rewards page, add it to our charity database! Follow these steps to add your organization:
You will be notified when your new charity request has been accepted. If your information is filled out incorrectly, your request may be rejected.
We love your charities as much as you do; that’s why we frequently offer the opportunity to earn bonus points! Check out our Contests page or follow us on social media to make sure you don’t miss an update.
Teachers and administrators, do you want to earn some extra cash for your school? When you sign up and recycle as a school, you can earn triple the rewards for all valid shipments in select recycling programs. Yes—TRIPLE the points!