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Free Recycling Programmes

TerraCycle offers free national recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world.

To date, over 80 million people are collecting in 21 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 21 million dollars for charities around the world.

Simply join any number of programmes, start collecting at your location, download free shipping labels, and send us your waste to be recycled. Most free programmes offer incentives for your favourite school or charity as a thank you for collecting and Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Public drop off locations

Public Drop-Off Locations

We are working with dedicated recyclers to make their location a public drop­-off point in their communities. This allows even easier access to recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Search for a public drop-off location in your favorite programmes, or become one to recycle even more. Programmes that have drop-off locations are indicated by the "drop-off" tab on the free recycling programme index.

Tools and resources

Tools and resources

Do you need help getting started with a TerraCycle recycling programme? We’ve developed videos, posters, starter kits, and a variety of other resources to help you get started. Recycling is easy, but it’s even easier when you have all the right tools.

Contests and promotions

Contests and promotions

Most of our free recycling programmes offer a TerraCycle incentive, but did you know you can earn even more rewards for recycling? We host contests and promotions throughout the year, offering a variety of prizes, like products from our brand partners and upcycled goods made from the waste you help recycle!

Points program

Points programme

Through many of our programmes we reward you with TerraCycle points for qualifying waste. These points are redeemable for a cash payment to the non-profit organisation or school of your choice, product bundles, collection materials, and other charitable gifts.