TerraCycle is an innovative organization based in Trenton, NJ that collects and upcycles commonly-used packaging and recyclable waste sent largely by schools, individual households, and community organizations. TerraCycle offers several different recycling programs (referred to as "brigades"), each tailored to a specific item. By participating in the following TerraCycle recycling programs, TerraCycle sends West Green Club shipping labels for us to send hard-to-recycle waste for TerraCycle to recycle; in return, TerraCycle makes a donation to Madison West High School. To date, TerraCycle has helped over 63 million people in 20 countries recycle enough waste to raise $15 million for schools and charities. More information about TerraCycle and their initiatives can be found at www.terracycle.com.
West Green Club has placed TerraCycle collection receptacles throughout classrooms and hallways at Madison West High School as part of a broader effort to eliminate waste in our community. Students have the opportunity to TerraCycle their items (which diverts waste from landfills and raises funds for our club's projects) by placing the items listed below in designated bins. We welcome the opportunity for any Madison residents to participate in our TerraCycle program. Simply let us know which recycling programs you may be interested in participating in at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will promptly respond with information about how you can collect these TerraCycle items at home, drop them off at Madison West High School, and create a lasting environmental impact.
Note: TerraCycle receives sponsorships from companies to fund their recycling programs. For some of their free recycling programs listed below, only the items of the brands that sponsor them can be sent to TerraCycle for recycling. The programs that are brand-specific are designated with a registered trademark (®) symbol. Click on each link below for a list of all items accepted through TerraCycle.
Bear Naked® Recycling Program - Bear Naked granola bags and Bear Naked granola bites bags
Brita® Recycling Program - Brita dispensers, Brita bottles, Brita filters (bottle filters, standard filters, stream filters, Longlast filters), Brita filter packaging, Brita faucet filtration systems, Brita pitchers
Oral Care Recycling Program - toothpaste (tubes, caps, cartons), toothbrushes, toothbrush packaging, floss containers
Drink Pouch Recycling Program - aluminum and plastic drink pouches
Earthborn Holistic® Recycling Program - Earthborn Holistic plastic pet food and treat packaging
Energy Bar Wrapper Recycling Program - foil-lined wrappers (energy-bar wrappers, granola bar wrappers, meal replacement bar wrappers, protein bar wrappers, diet bar wrappers), Clif brand packages
Entenmann's® Little Bites® Pouch Recycling Program - Entenmann's Little Bites plastic pouches
Snack Pouch Recycling Program - snack plastic pouches and caps
Cereal Bag Recycling Program - plastic cereal bags and box liners
Performance Nutrition Recycling Program - performance nutrition packaging
PUR® Recycling Program - PUR pitchers, PUR filters, PUR faucet filtration systems and adapters, PUR packaging, PUR dispensers
Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program - mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, toothbrushes
Wellness® Pet Food Recycling Program - Wellness Complete Health and Wellness CORE plastic pet food packaging