Collect with large TerraCycle Pouches
Recycle sporting goods by using our large TerraCycle Pouch. Make sure to check off the “Sporting goods” checkbox on the front of the TerraCycle Pouch. When the TerraCycle Pouch is full, seal it, then scan the QR code or log in to your account to schedule a pickup. Place the TerraCycle Pouch on your doorstep, and we’ll pick it up at the scheduled time.Buy large TerraCycle Pouches
How we recycle
When we receive your TerraCycle Pouch, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.
Materials are separated into categories (typically fiberglass, wood, textiles, rubber, leather, foam, metal, and plastic) based on processing requirements.
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Each TerraCycle Pouch is opened upon receipt and visually inspected for any non-compliant materials, then consolidated for processing in bulk.
The consolidated materials are then manually sorted into categories based on secondary stage mechanical processing requirements. Fiberglass materials are pulverized and used in aggregate construction applications such as block and tile. Wood materials are pulverized and used to produce wood fuel pellets. Clothing is size-reduced through shredding and metals are then removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Shredded clothing is de-woven through mechanized carding to create single-orientation fibers and then sold for use in filled applications.
Footwear is shredded separately and materials are separated by density through air- and water-based mechanical sortation into synthetic fibers, foams, and leather. Fibers are then sold for use in applications such as composite decking. Foams and leathers are granulated for use in flooring applications. All other materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Rigid plastics are sorted by density profile and composition through multi-stage air, optical, and water-based mechanical sortation systems. Clean, sorted plastics are mixed with other plastics to make recycled plastic blends that are then used by various manufacturers to make new products.