What is the difference between private collectors and public drop-off locations? Follow
Our free recycling programmes have 2 main ways in which you can get involved.
You can join a programme by becoming a private collector. Private collectors usually gather together waste which they have accumulated themselves at home. Private collectors registered on a programme are able to download prepaid shipping labels to send their waste back to us.
The second option is to set up a public drop-off location. A public drop-off location is a communal collection point where the public can take their TerraCycle® waste for recycling. It is a centralised, publicly accessible location to drop off specific types of waste and packaging to be recycled.
Public drop-off locations are also displayed on our programme maps to allow communities to recycle together. In other words, people can bring their hard-to-recycle waste to your public drop-off location for you to send them to TerraCycle®. Both public and private collectors can earn points and redeem them for donations for a school or charity when a parcel meets the minimum weight requirement.
The steps to send us the waste remain the same for private collectors and public drop-off location administrators but the administrators will be able to send more units and a greater weight per parcel. Not only will you be having a greater positive impact on the environment by preventing more waste from going to landfill, but you will earn more TerraCycle® points that can be redeemed into charity donations to support causes, schools, charities and organisations you care about.
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