Earn Money Recycling Your Garbage Through Terracycle

by heather

Earn money by recycling cookie wrappers

Earn money by recycling cookie wrappers

Think you can’t earn money by recycling garbage? Think again.

I have to admit, this is really exciting to me. After all, it’s not often we can earn money by recycling our garbage. And I’m not talking electronics here: I’m talking Oreo wrappers, yogurt containers, Capri Sun drink pouches, Kashi boxes, energy bar wrappers…you know. Garbage.

Right now, Terracycle is looking for people to sign up for their recycling program. The company makes things like bags, homework folders, lunch boxes, plant food, and fire starters out of recycled materials. And, they need people’s garbage to keep making their awesome products.

So, they’re looking for people to sign up for their program. They pay around 2 cents per wrapper (or 5 cents per large yogurt cup), and they’ll send you pre-paid postage envelopes to send in your garbage.

Now, they won’t just write you a check; the money has to go to a non-profit of your choice, or to a school. But, this is an easy, very eco-friendly way to raise money for a great cause.

Think about it: everyone wins here. You’re helping save the earth by recycling these things, your non-profit wins because they get money, and Terracycle wins because they can reuse these materials and make functional, funky products. What’s not to love here?

Recycle With Your Group

Some of Terracycle's bags

Some of Terracycle's bags

Terracycle’s program is also perfect for organizations, and here’s why: in another effort to be more eco-friendly, they ask you to not send in your garbage until you’ve collected at least 50 wrappers.

For instance, I’m a major Oreo fiend, but it’d take me a while to save up 50 wrappers. Which is why getting together with friends, family, church, or school groups to do this is such a great idea.

Please visit Terracycle.com to sign up; they have a few thousand spots open for each program.

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Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom April 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

Awwwesome! That’s pretty cool…

Margaret April 15, 2009 at 2:39 pm

What a bummer. I got all excited only to realise that it is an American project. Oh well, maybe they will get to the UK soon.


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Bobby Johnson May 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

I managed to find some Terracycle Juice Drink Pouch Totes and bought a couple. They are hard to find and after recieving them I can see why. They are very sturdy, colorful and affordable. Green Nation Gardens has them most of the time. I think they run out alot. Check it out here… Terracycle Juice Drink Pouch Totes

EARN MONEY ONLINE May 19, 2009 at 6:24 am

Oh that sounds good. Keep posting then . 🙂

google money system May 25, 2009 at 6:30 am

Sounds great! I’m gonna try it 🙂

Cash Makers June 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Indeed, that sounds awesome, I’ll need to try this one later. Regards!

Bobby Howe June 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Green Nation Gardens has most of the TerraCycle products. I got my son a kids backpack and my daughter a tote. Tis stuff is really cool!!!

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