TerraCycle launches home subscription service in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, which collects waste that local recyclers will not accept curbside; materials accepted include eyewear, PPE, toys, cigarette butts, any plastic, cosmetic, pet food packaging

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TRENTON, New Jersey , September 13, 2022 (press release) –

Recycling Leader Launches Subscription Pickup Service for Waste Streams Not Recyclable Curbside

TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials, is pleased to announce the launch of TerraCycle Home, a subscription-based pickup service for more than 20 different waste streams local recycling services won't accept curbside. TerraCycle Home currently services residents across New Jersey and in Eastern Pennsylvania with plans to continue to expand its footprint across the country. In New Jersey, TerraCycle Home services Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset and Union counties. Pennsylvania residents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties can also access this service. A full list of communities currently serviced by TerraCycle Home can be found here.

Materials accepted through the service include an extensive range of items that typically can’t be recycled locally, including cosmetic packaging, eyewear, PPE, pet food packaging, toys, plastic bottle caps, cigarette butts and all types of plastic packaging. The full list of accepted items, including descriptions of how each material will be recycled, can be found at terracyclehome.com.

Here’s how TerraCycle Home works:

- Consumers can subscribe to the monthly or twice-monthly pickup service, with subscription
package options that fit any need.

Receive Supplies
- TerraCycle will deliver Zero Waste Bags and an outdoor TerraCycle Home receptacle to
doorsteps for easy recycling.

Fill Bags and Schedule Pickup
- Once the Zero Waste Bag is filled, consumers can schedule a pickup by scanning the QR code or
logging into their account.

Place at the Doorstep to Recycle
- Consumers can put the bag in their TerraCycle Home receptacle on the scheduled day of service,
and TerraCycle will pick it up from their doorstep for processing.

All trash collected through the program will be received by TerraCycle’s material recovery partners, where it will be sorted manually and then automatically into individual material components. Each material is then recycled into a raw format that can be used to make new products. As an added bonus, a portion of the waste collected through TerraCycle Home will be recycled into benches and other items that will be donated to local public parks in participating communities.

“At TerraCycle, we have always been committed to making recycling as easy and convenient as possible,” said Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “Through TerraCycle Home, we are happy  to now offer doorstep recycling pickups for hard-to-recycle plastics and other items that do not belong in curbside recycling bins and help keep these items out of landfills and incinerators.”

For more information on TerraCycle’s recycling programs, visit www.terracycle.com.

About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-oftheir-kind platforms in recycling, recycled materials, and reuse. Across 21 countries, TerraCycle is on a mission to rethink waste and develop practical solutions for today’s complex waste challenges. The company engages an expansive multi-stakeholder community across a wide range of accessible programs, from Fortune 500 companies to schools and individuals, and has raised over $44 million for schools and nonprofits since its founding more than 15 years ago. To learn more about TerraCycle and join them on their journey to move the world from a linear economy to a circular one, please visit www.terracycle.com.

Shaye DiPasquale

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