Accepted items: Plastic building blocks, puzzle pieces, electronic handheld devices, electronic plush toys, flexible packaging, board games, playing cards, plastic & metal figures, remote-control vehicles
Not accepted: Toys with batteries still inside

 Batteries, bulbs, liquids, hazardous items are not accepted

 

Collect with large pouches

Collect with large TerraCycle Pouches

Recycle toys by using our large TerraCycle Pouch. Make sure to check off the “Toys” 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.

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How we recycle

When we receive your TerraCycle Pouch, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

When we receive your TerraCycle Pouch, we check it in and sort out anything that isn't accepted waste.

Materials are separated based on processing requirements then size-reduced through shredding.

Materials are separated based on processing requirements then size-reduced through shredding.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including <a href="/pages/community">items that will benefit your local community</a>.

After processing, the raw materials are used to make new products, including items that will benefit your local community.

Learn more about how we recycle toys ⬇

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 predominant material makeup and secondary stage mechanical processing requirements. Items containing electrical components are manually disassembled to separate materials by composition. 

All materials are size-reduced through shredding. Metals are then removed through magnetized and electrostatic sortation. Sorted metals are then smelted and formed for use in secondary metals manufacturing. Wood materials are pulverized and used to make wood fuel pellets. Rigid plastics and papers are then 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. Sorted papers are pulped and used for secondary corrugated and paper manufacturing applications.

Currently available in Vermont

TerraCycle and Casella have formed a unique partnership that will be available exclusively to households and businesses in Vermont, beginning initially in and around Burlington. If participation is strong, we hope to continue the service and expand it to other areas.

Be the first to know when TerraCycle Pouch by Casella launches in your neighborhood. Join our waitlist by filling out the form below, and we’ll alert you when the service is available to you.

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Coming soon...

TerraCycle PickUp is currently in pilot phase. Our service is available in the greater Philadelphia area.

Find out more aboute our pilot or contact us to find out when TerraCycle PickUp is coming to your area!

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