Thanks to the support of GLAD®, sponsor of the Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade, TerraCycle Canada is excited to announce that we will be creating a second life for this waste stream! Effective immediately, we are accepting all types of plastic food bags and food storage containers to be recycled into cool and useful new products. The next time you enjoy a delicious snack or meal at home, at school or at your organization, be sure to save the bag or container to send to TerraCycle.
Please be advised that this collection program will exist only for a limited time. TerraCycle Canada will be accepting waste through this Brigade until December 31, 2013.
Each year, millions of sandwich bags and containers are needlessly discarded and end up in landfill. TerraCycle is committed to finding a new life for this waste by recycling sandwich bags and containers into cool and useful new products.
Thanks to the generous support of Glad®, for each approved sandwich bag and container received, your collection location will be awarded two TerraCycle points. These TerraCycle points can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts, or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program.
Participating in the Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade, simply follow the steps below to receive your TerraCycle points:
- Collect enough approved sandwich bags and container waste to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). Remember to always reuse a shipping box or bag!
- Download a pre-paid shipping label from terracycle.ca. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE”. You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
For more detailed information please check out the Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade FAQ.
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade Poster to help promote your collection efforts.
Sandwich Bag & Container Brigade accepted waste: Any brand and type of plastic sandwich or food bag, as well as plastic food storage containers.