Any item that TerraCycle accepts for its upcycled products can now be dropped off at one of five East Coast Walmarts instead of being mailed directly to TerraCycle. According to GreenBiz, anyone can drop the items off at Walmart, not just the schools or non-profits that have signed up for TerraCycle’s Brigade.

Schools and non-profits that are already signed up to collect items that TerraCycle accepts will be able to drop off their yogurt cups, snack wrappers, juice pouches, and Ziploc bags, and others. They’ll also still be able to earn money for turning in those items. TerraCycle usually pays one or two cents per item, and schools and other organizations are able to raise funds and keep trash out of the waste stream.

Terracycle takes the trash and upcycles it into useful items like fences made from drink pouches, bike pouches made from energy bar wrappers, pencil boxes made from Doritos wrappers and 183 other products.

The New Jersey Walmart stores that are currently collecting the TerraCycle items are in Secaucus, Vineland, Deptford East and Lanoka Harbor. There is on Pennsylvania store in Tullytown that is also accepting items.


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Drop your trash at Walmart to be recycled
Walmart is partnering with TerraCycle to collect the trash needed for TerraCycle’s upcycled products.