It’s that time of year again! For our collectors who are signed up to our free recycling programs that offer points for charity, it’s time to reap rewards for all of your collecting efforts, which not only benefit the planet but also go to supporting a charitable cause of your choice.
When you sign up, collect and return waste for most of our free national recycling programs, you earn TerraCycle points, which are redeemable for a cash payment toward the school or non-profit organisation of your choice. When you send in qualifying shipments (some have minimum weight requirements), your account will be automatically credited with the corresponding amount of points.
To redeem, you’ll need to wait until you have accrued at least 1000 points. To find out how many points you have, simply login to your TerraCycle account and check the number in the top right-hand corner (where the heart on hand symbol is). When you’re ready to redeem, head to this page on the website and either choose one of our featured charities in the drop-down menu or search for an existing charity by clicking on “Add A New Charity”. If the school or non-profit is not already registered then you will need to add them and fill in as many details as possible including the name and contact details of someone who works there, as well as the account details for the donation (this is often available on the charity’s website).
Our charity payments are processed twice a year and the cut-off dates for both rounds of payments are 30 April and 31 October. If your school or charity doesn’t receive their donation within two months of you redeeming your points, it’s likely that you missed the cut off date and your donation will be processed in the next round.
To stay updated on all things TerraCycle, make sure you follow our social media accounts and have signed up to receive our newsletter. We’ll be sending out quarterly updates to all our private collectors and Community Collection Hubs with news on program launches, giveaways, competitions, milestones, recycling tips and tricks and industry-related news.