About Us

TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending us waste.

TerraCycle then converts the collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. With more than 20 million people collecting waste in over 20 countries TerraCycle has diverted billions of units of waste and used them to create over 1,500 different products available at major retailers ranging from Walmart to Whole Foods Market.

Our goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution systems for anything that today must be sent to a landfill.

Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman, TerraCycle began by producing organic fertilizer, packaging liquid worm poop in used soda bottles. Since then TerraCycle has grown into one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.

5 responses »

  1. I run a REUSE center on the Treasure Coast of Florida and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to collect these items for you. I would greatly appreciate someone from your organization to contact me to answer my questions like do I pay for shipping these items to you and such. My name is Nichole and my phone number is 772-344-2642. THANKS

    • tccommunity says:

      Hi Nichole! Thanks for your enthusiasm! We will have one of our customer service reps contact you to answer any questions and help you get set up.

      Thanks again!

  2. Larry Allen says:

    Here at ElementsOfRest.com we feature a sustainable mattress line called Rest Revolution. It is a modular mattress that allows the owner the ability to replace parts rather than throwing the whole mattress away when it wears out, greatly reducing landfill waste. We would love to offer our customers a good solution for recycling their old mattresses. Hoping there might be a way we can work together?

    For more info on Rest Revolution, go to http://www.restrevolution.com/

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