Why is recycling better than sending trash to landfills?

In an ideal world, TerraCycle would not exist. Our programs are a response to the environmental problem of trash that has been growing since the 1950s. We believe there should be no such thing as waste. In fact, by advocating for less consumption and helping companies make their products reusable or locally recyclable, we’re working … Continue reading Why is recycling better than sending trash to landfills?

How to recycle with TerraCycle: earning and redeeming points

Not only are our free recycling programs, well, FREE, but you also get TerraCycle points for participating! Learn everything you need to know about earning and redeeming points below.  How do I earn TerraCycle points? You earn TerraCycle points automatically for participating in most of our free recycling programs. For each valid shipment you send … Continue reading How to recycle with TerraCycle: earning and redeeming points

Why are TerraCycle programs free but Zero Waste Boxes have a cost?

At TerraCycle, we offer both free and paid recycling solutions. Sometimes people wonder why some of our offerings are free and others aren’t. Here’s everything you need to know!  How can I recycle with TerraCycle? You’ve got options for recycling with us: Free recycling programs, which are sponsored by brands so that you pay nothing … Continue reading Why are TerraCycle programs free but Zero Waste Boxes have a cost?

Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t?

Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t? Great question!  Most likely, you can put cardboard, aluminum cans, a few types of plastic (#1 and #2), and glass containers in your municipal recycling bin.  Here’s why your local recycling service only accepts materials such as those: It’s a business! Recycling costs money, and someone has … Continue reading Why are some things recyclable and others aren’t?

How to recycle with TerraCycle: the beginner’s guide!

Interested in joining our community of recyclers but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. In this blog, you’ll find a short-but-comprehensive guide to recycling with TerraCycle. Let’s go! What is TerraCycle? We are the most innovative waste management company on earth. For over 20 years, we’ve been inventing new ways … Continue reading How to recycle with TerraCycle: the beginner’s guide!