At TerraCycle, we are committed to continually innovating to make recycling easier and more accessible. We’re excited to introduce our new site, which does just that!

While it’s now simpler than ever to find what you need on our site, here’s a quick guide so you can get where you need to go right away and save even more time for helping the planet. 

How to make a TerraCycle account

Why create an account? So you can participate in our free recycling programs and track your recycling history!

  • Start your TerraCycle account or log into your existing account by clicking the profile icon. 
  • Select “Sign in” or “Sign up.”

How to visit your profile

In your profile, you’ll find a list of the free recycling programs you’ve joined, your shipment history, your Zero Waste Box™ orders, your points total, and more.

  • Sign in to your TerraCycle account by clicking the profile icon and selecting “Profile” from the drop-down menu. 

How to join a free recycling program

  • When you find a program that interests you, hover over it and click “View program” to visit that page.
  • Read the details on the page and click the “Join for free” button to join the program. This button will appear as “Join waitlist” if there is currently a waitlist for the program. 

How to see your programs and download prepaid labels

  • Head to your profile by clicking the profile icon.
  • Your programs will appear as a list under “My programs.”
  • To get a prepaid shipping label to send us your trash for recycling, click the “Get shipping label” button for the respective program.
  • To view your shipment history for a program, click “View shipment history.”

How to find a public drop-off point

Drop off your trash at a public drop-off poin] near you! You won’t have to join programs or ship anything. It’s still free.

  • Scroll to find the map.
  • Choose what you’d like to recycle from the map, or type it in. 
  • Enter your address to see if there’s a location near you for the trash you’d like to recycle.

How to become a public drop-off point

Interested in helping your community members recycle more by becoming a public drop-off point for TerraCycle free recycling programs? It’s super easy, and you’ll make a big difference. 

  • Head to the “Find a drop-off point” page (in the “Recycle” menu). 
  • On the page, you’ll find everything you need to know about starting a drop-off location in your area, including a list of the programs you can join as a drop-off point.

How to join a program as a public drop-off point

  • Visit the program page of a program you’d like to participate in. 
  • Click the “Become a drop-off point” text and then “Join for free.” 
  • We’ll have you check over your profile information and update it as needed for your drop-off point. 
  • Submit your information, and we’ll let you know when your drop-off point is approved and on our public map!

How to see your points and redeem them

  • Need to check your points total? Click the profile icon to go to your profile.
  • You’ll see “Points earned” on the left under your name. 
  • Click “My points” in the menu below to redeem your points and view your redemption history. 
  • You can also redeem your points by visiting the “Rewards”page under the “Recycle” menu. 
  • Redeem your points as a donation to one of our charity partners or to the charity, non-profit, or school of your choice. You can search for charities using the Charity Database on the Recycling Rewards page. 
  • Don’t see your charity, non-profit, or school in our charity database? Click the “Add new charity” button, fill out the form with information about the organization, and submit. 

How to buy a Zero Waste Box

  • Browse to find the right Zero Waste Box for you.

If you have any questions about how to explore our new site, don’t hesitate to reach out. Visit our Help Center to see immediate answers to frequently asked questions or to contact us directly.

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