In a nutshell, here’s how it works. Sign up for the MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade at www.terracycle.com and every time you enjoy a bag of cereal, save the cereal bag and send it in. TerraCycle will convert the bags into fun and innovative products including tote bags, park benches and much more. For each qualifying cereal bag shipment sent to TerraCycle, you will be awarded TerraCycle points, which can be redeemed for a payment of $0.02 per cereal bag for your school or charity of choice. Participation is completely free!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact TerraCycle?
If you’d like to speak to someone at TerraCycle, call their toll free number: 1-866-967-6766. Please note that TerraCycle offices are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Eastern Time. All customer service inquiries are answered within 24 hours.
You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to:
121 New York Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone: 609.393.4252
What types of packaging does TerraCycle recycle?
In addition to recycling cereal bags, TerraCycle has more than 40 recycling programs that range from recycling food packaging (like drink pouches and snack bags) to office supplies (like pens and tape dispensers) to personal products (like cosmetic, beauty and diaper packaging). You can join as many recycling programs as you like!
Do I get anything for recycling cereal bags (and other waste)?
Other than a big “thank you” for helping us protect our planet, you can also earn TerraCycle points! Once your cereal bags are received and checked in to the TerraCycle facility, your collection location will be credited with any TerraCycle points that you may have earned for your waste. TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, TerraCycle products, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice.
The MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade awards approximately 2 TerraCycle points per cereal bag collected. Please note, however, that although TerraCycle will accept and recycle all sizes of shipments, only shipments containing over 15 lbs. of cereal bags will qualify to earn you TerraCycle points in this specific program.
Can an individual send to TerraCycle or do you have to be part of a larger group to participate?
Individuals can certainly sign up for Brigade programs, so you can collect right from home. You do not have to be a school or organization to sign up.
Can I find people in my area that are already recycling with TerraCycle?
TerraCycle is in the process of establishing a directory of public drop-off locations in the US, in the meantime, TerraCycle has a very active social media community. Many participants communicate and coordinate collections with other participants in their area through the TerraCycle Facebook page.
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