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About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.

Collection Platforms

TerraCycle offers a range of free programs that are funded by conscientious companies, as well as recycling solutions available for purchase for almost every form of waste.

Free Recycling Programs

TerraCycle offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!

Free recycling programs

To date, over 63 million people are collecting in 20 countries and have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 15 million dollars for charities around the world.

Zero waste boxes

Zero Waste Box™ platform (purchase required)

TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box™ platform allows you to recycle almost any type of waste, from your coffee capsules to complex laboratory waste. Choose the waste stream you’d like to recycle, purchase your preferred box size, collect your waste, and send it to TerraCycle to be repurposed (shipping is included). Zero Waste Boxes are available for purchase via Australia Post, King Bins or Officeworks!

Municipal programs

TerraCycle partners with many municipalities around the world to bring zero waste solutions that range from recycling cigarette butts to curbside programs that recycle hard-to-recycle materials.

City recycling
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Industrial Waste Solutions

TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to recycle large quantities of difficult-to-recycle waste, as well as small, unusual waste streams like personal protective equipment.

Commercial Services & Route Logistics

TerraCycle's Commercial Services Team partners with mobile, service-based companies to enhance their platforms with our unique recycling programs. TerraCycle can work with your sales team to add value to end clients through our unique recycling services.

Commercial recycling

The TerraCycle solution

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.

Terracycle solution

In the News

The latest newspaper and magazine articles, blogs, and social content can be found below.

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about TerraCycle, please visit our Media Room.

City of Melbourne on ABC Radio

City of Melbourne councillor Cathy Oke spoke to ABC Radio Melbourne about cigarette butt recycling with TerraCycle.

ABC Radio Melbourne · Jul 26, 2017

Plastic products made from cigarette butts

The City of Melbourne is out to promote its participation in a scheme that’s set to sweep all the butts away by running a citywide initiative to recycle millions of cigarette butts into industrial products. To complete the initiative, the City … read more

GovNews · Jul 26, 2017

The City of Melbourne is upcycling cigarette butts into plastic products

In collaboration with Enviropoles (who does the collecting) and TerraCycle (who does the recycling), the City is ensuring the butts are turned into usable items, including plastic furniture and shipping pallets.

Concrete Playground · Jul 26, 2017

History

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a student at Princeton University, on a mission towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. From these humble beginnings TerraCycle has grown into the global leader in collecting and repurposing hard-to-recycle waste: operating in over 20 countries, engaging over 60 million people, and recycling billions of pieces of waste through various innovative platforms.

Awards

TerraCycle has won over 200 awards for social entrepreneurship and continues to bring affordable recycling solutions for many waste streams that were previously non-recyclable.

Ebj
Schwab
Un
Forbes impact 30
Cgi clinton global initiative logo
Halo
Inc500
Brilliant100
Environmental protection agency
Parentin mom tested
Top product of the year resized
Entrepreneur 360

Inside TerraCycle

TerraCycle is like no other waste management company in the world. Our offices around the world are made entirely from upcycled waste, our walls are covered in ever-changing graffiti from local artists, and we thrive on a culture of transparency and high-energy innovation. To see a day in the life of a TerraCycle employee, tune in to our critically acclaimed TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.

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