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Learn about TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an eco-friendly recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling typically non-recyclable waste.

Collection Platforms

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

Free Recycling Programmes

TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programmes 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 our Zero Waste Box website and many major retailers.

Municipal programmes

TerraCycle partners with many cities around the world to bring zero waste solutions to city inhabitants and visitors. These solutions range from municipal programmes for cigarette butts to curbside pickup through residential programmes.

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Industrial Waste Solutions

TerraCycle partners with many manufacturing facilities around the world to help recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Does your facility have waste that is being sent to landfill or waste-to-energy? TerraCycle’s Industrial Waste Solution programmes range from recycling used safety equipment to large volumes of obsolete packaging.

Commercial Services & Route Logistics

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

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Event Services

TerraCycle provides comprehensive event services for businesses and organizations. We can assist you in every step of the way, from collection and recycling to promotion and sponsorship. Whatever your needs are, we will work closely with you to provide the best possible recycling solutions for your event. Please contact us at events.nz@terracycle.com for more information.

The TerraCycle solution

TerraCycle recycles and upcycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it, which is a significantly better solution for waste than traditional methods. We also provide “waste” with a new life, creating usable new products out of items that would have simply been thrown out.

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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.

Drop-off point for old toothbrushes

Wanaka’s bin will be one of many in the Colgate Better World Recycling Project, which aims to divert oral care waste from landfills, in conjunction with TerraCycle, Keep New Zealand Beautiful and New World.

Wanaka Sun · Oct 6, 2017

Recycle and raise money for charity!

New Zealanders can help Colgate-Palmolive Ltd (“Colgate”) raise money for Keep New Zealand Beautiful by recycling their oral care waste at New World.

Scoop · Sep 29, 2017

Recycle and raise money for charity!

New Zealanders can help Colgate-Palmolive Ltd (“Colgate”) raise money for Keep New Zealand Beautiful by recycling their oral care waste at New World.

Scoop Business · Sep 29, 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 fifty 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 global offices are made entirely from repurposed 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 TV show, “Human Resources,” on Pivot, or look through our available careers and internships to experience it for yourself.

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