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Schneiders® Lunchmate® Recycling Program - FAQ

Recycle all lunch kit trays and packaging through this program.

Participating locations
900
Available locations
350
Waste recycled
435,107
Money raised
$10,117.82

Each lunch kit your location sends in will earn the non-profit of your choice 2 points or $0.02. Lunch kits will be counted based on weight, using 16 grams. as the average weight of a lunch kit.

There is no limit to the amount of Lunch-Kits you can send in. As long as you have been sending in a slow, steady stream, you are doing well. For additional information, please see the “Shipping Instructions”, which you can download from the "RESOURCES" tab located on your account.

If you already have a reused box or bag, you can download your own pre-paid UPS return label by clicking the “SHIP YOUR WASTE TO US" icon and select Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade® under the drop down menu on our web site. Print the pre-paid label and affix it to the reused box or bag and call UPS (1-800-PICK) for a next business day pick up. If you’d like you can also drop your parcel off at a local UPS drop off location.

Nope! You will be able to print pre-paid UPS shipping labels from our website through your online account. This will bring your Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade® collections back to our factory to be recycled into other TerraCycle products! You win, we win, and the environment wins!

Yes. You can select, add or change your preferred charities via your account on the TerraCycle website. Simply log into your account at www.terracycle.ca and click on the "MY IMPACT" tab. To add a new preferred charity to your account, please select the "Manage Charities" link. Please note that during the check out process when redeeming points, you will also be given a chance to choose an existing charitable gift and update or change your preferred charities.

You can also call 1 800 758 2943 or email customersupport@terracycle.ca with the charity name, address and contact person.

You must redeem your points for a cash donation via your account in order for a cheque to be disbursed to the charity of your choice. Please note, there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for each cash donation.
Cash donations are mailed directly to the charity, twice a year in June and December.
All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in December. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June.

The minimum number of lunch kits you can ship to TerraCycle to receive the 2 cents per lunch kit donation is 100 units. If you send less than 100 lunch kits, you will not receive the payment but we will still recycle the lunch kits you send in.

You can redeem your points at any time for one of TerraCycle's charitable gifts, or towards a cash donation (cheque) to any non-profit or charitable organization, including schools. Please keep in mind that there is a minimum of 1,000 points or $10 needed for a cash donation.
Cash donations are mailed directly to the charity, twice a year in June and December.
All cash donations requested between May 1st and October 31st will be disbursed in December. All cash donations requested between November 1st and April 30th will be disbursed in June.

If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the PROFILE tab (located on your account) and then simply click "Edit My Profile". If you still need assistance or have questions please contact Customer Support at 1 800 758 2943 or email customersupport@terracycle.ca.

No. Each individual and organization, including schools or student groups at a school or university, can only have one Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade® account. Any additional accounts will be suspended. However, more than one brigade can benefit a single school. If you have any questions please contact customersupport@terracycle.ca.

You will need to provide:

  1. A contact person who will oversee the Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade® at your location.
  2. A valid email address.
  3. A valid mailing address.

  4. If you choose to redeem your points towards a non-profit or charity of your choice, you will also need the mailing address and contact information for the charity. Note: for information about privacy issues, please visit our Privacy Policy Page here.

The TerraCycle Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade® program allows all individuals and organizations to provide a second life for used lunch kits! There are some practical considerations your organizations should keep in mind. For example, our program is not designed to accommodate recycling centers.

We accept any brand and any size lunch kit packaging including the lunch kit plastic trays, the lunch kit plastic film and all the inside plastic packaging and wrappers.

Please note: We DO NOT accept the cardboard packaging. Instead, you may recycle this through your municipal recycling program.

Please log into your account on the TerraCycle website. Select the “BRIGADES” tab and then the option “Remove this Brigade” located under the Schneiders® Lunchmate® Brigade®.