Recycling options today are limited, misleading, and getting worse. To prevent litter, save resources, and help the environment, many of us recycle. We look for recycling bins in public, participate in curbside and drop-off programs, and teach recycling to our children. In a world plagued by pollution and climate change, recycling has been a simple way to do our part.
But recycling today is far from simple! Programs vary from place to place, and fewer and fewer items are accepted. What’s recyclable in one town may not be in the next, which is confusing (and frustrating!) to those of us trying to recycle.
recycling needs a reboot
Highlighting the challenges of recycling in the Greater Philadelphia area in particular, a recent article in The Philadelphia Inquirer explained how recycling is economically driven; rising recycling costs coupled with limited recycling options have left residents frustrated. It has also become difficult to be sure our recyclables are actually being recycled. Even if we do everything right, sources say most of it goes straight to landfills anyway. As a result:
With a problem this big, it can seem like we are entirely out of options.
TerraCycle has a solution
Convenient, reliable, and tailored to today’s lifestyles, TerraCycle PickUp is the new premium door-to-door recycling service powered by the award-winning global recycling experts at TerraCycle®.
Inspired by TerraCycle's Zero Waste Box™ system, the first comprehensive recycling solution for everything, TerraCycle PickUp is designed to mimic your curbside recycling program, but on your schedule.
Simply sign up, select what you would like to recycle, schedule a pickup at a time and date that works for you, and be confident that everything we PickUp will be recycled.