What To Collect

We can only accept the following items:

BEING UPDATED: To view these items in an image, click here.

BEING UPDATED: For a printable list of these items, click here.



Forget everything you know about recycling!

To determine what is accepted, what was in the bag or wrapper is more important than the material it is made from.  TerraCycle has corporate sponsors for each brigade  (category).  For example, Frito-Lay sponsors the Chip brigade.  They are willing to pay for any product similar to their own.  So if you can find it in the chip aisle of the grocery store, it is considered a chip bag.  Same goes for other brigades.

Wrappers and packages NOT accepted

These are some common mistakes.  The following are NOT accepted:

  • Coffee Bags
  • Cookie wrappers
  • Wine corks
  • Candy Wrappers
  • Glue containers
  • Frozen Food bags
  • Pet Food and treat bags
  • Entemen’s Little Bites
  • Ramen noodles
  • Shredded Cheese bag
  • Hershey’s Kiss wrapper
  • Paper-like Hershey’s miniature wrapper
  • Goldfish cracker bag w/ paper outer layer
  • Pop Tart wrapper
  • Pasta bags
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks or any other brand of fruit snack
  • Dried fruit bags
  • Wooden pencils
  • Vegetable bags
  • Egg Roll bags
  • Hot cocoa packs