Casella & TerraCycle Launch Innovative Home Recycling Pilot for Hard-to-Recycle Items
Through this pilot program, households and businesses in and around
“We’re excited to partner with TerraCycle on this project to explore how we can recycle more material and help customers and communities better achieve their recycling goals,” said
The innovative subscription-based pickup service, that targets more than 20 hard-to-recycle materials, establishes Casella as one of the first fully integrated resource management companies in the country to offer additional services for 20 waste streams not accepted in curbside recycling.
Here’s how the TerraCycle Pouch by Casella program works:
Customers subscribe to the TerraCycle Pouch by Casella by visiting http://www.terracyclepouch.com and choose a plan that fits their needs.
- Receive supplies
Casella delivers recycling pouches to collect the material in a simple and convenient way.
- Fill Pouches and Schedule Pickup
Once the pouches are full, customers request a pickup by scanning the pouch’s QR code or logging into their account at www.terracyclepouch.com.
- Place at the Doorstep to Recycle
Customers place their full pouches on their doorstep. Casella will pick them up and TerraCycle will recycle the acceptable materials inside.
Materials collected through the program will be received by TerraCycle’s material recovery partners, where it will be sorted manually and then automatically into individual components. Each material is then recycled into a raw format that can be used to make new products. A portion of the waste collected through the TerraCycle Pouch by Casella program will be recycled into benches and other items that will be donated to local public parks.
“Through the TerraCycle Pouch by Casella program, we are enabling consumers to divert waste from the landfill, engage their communities and be rewarded for their effort,” explained
The TerraCycle Pouch by Casella program is in a pilot phase and open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization in select towns in and around
TerraCycle is an international leader in innovative sustainability solutions, creating and operating first-of-their-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
Source: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.