Who is TerraCycle, and what do we do?

You may have heard of TerraCycle’s free recycling programs, or maybe you love to #RecycleEverything through our Zero Waste Boxes, but did you know we do so much more? TerraCycle is different from your local curbside recycler. We’re an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-kind platforms in recycling, recycled content, and … Continue reading Who is TerraCycle, and what do we do?

Letter from CEO Tom Szaky—2022 retrospective

2022 saw significant steps forward in addressing our global waste crisis, though there is still a long way to go. Companies made new commitments to reduce waste, such as increasing use of post-consumer recycled material in packaging or planning shifts to reusables. New, stronger government policies have been passed or proposed, including new packaging EPR … Continue reading Letter from CEO Tom Szaky—2022 retrospective

How is TerraCycle different from your curbside recycling service?

What makes something curbside recyclable depends on whether your local recycling service can make a profit from recycling it. If the cost of collecting and processing the trash is lower than the value of the resulting raw material, it will likely be locally recyclable. If the costs are higher, then it likely won’t be.  The … Continue reading How is TerraCycle different from your curbside recycling service?

How to talk with your loved ones about the 3 R’s during the holidays

For those of us who carefully consider how our actions affect the planet, it can be hard to talk with people who don’t share our concerns. That frustration is magnified when the people in question are friends and family!  It’s admirable to be committed to reducing, reusing, and recycling. And it’s a great idea to … Continue reading How to talk with your loved ones about the 3 R’s during the holidays

Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t?

Why are some things recyclable through municipal recycling, and others aren't? It all comes down to economics. Find out why your curbside recycling program only recycles a few types of waste streams and how TerraCycle can recycle your hard-to-recycle trash:  What is considered recyclable?  Most curbside recycling programs only accept cardboard, aluminum cans, a few … Continue reading Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t?

How to become a public drop-off point 

Interested in getting your community to recycle more? You can start your own TerraCycle public drop-off point and get your community to recycle through TerraCycle’s free recycling programs!  It’s simple to start and manage a drop-off point. As the administrator, you’ll choose the location, select which free recycling programs to participate in, manage your drop-off … Continue reading How to become a public drop-off point