TerraCycle’s purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending them waste materials.
TerraCycle then converts the collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials. With more than 20 million people collecting waste in 14 countries, TerraCycle has diverted billions of units of waste and used them to create over 1,500 different products available at major retailers ranging from Walmart to Whole Foods Market.
Their goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution systems for anything that today must be sent to a landfill.
Word of Faith Christian Center
507 N Center St #C
Bloomington, IL 61701
Boys and Girls Club
1615 W. Illinois St
Bloomington, IL 61701
516 N Main St
These locations are participating in the following Terracycle brigades:
Inkjet Brigade: Any brand of inkjets.
Personal Care and Beauty Brigade: Any used personal care or beauty product packaging including, but not limited to lipstick cases, shampoo bottles, powder cases, etc. Nail polish bottles, hairspray & deodorant cans are NOT accepted. Plastic deodorant items ARE accepted.
Colgate Oral Care Brigade: Any brand used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes & plastic toothbrush packaging, excluding cardboard.
Toner Cartridge Brigade: Any toner cartridges.
Scotch Tape Brigade: Any brand and any size plastic tape dispenser and core.
MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade: Any brand and any size cereal bag; excludes cereal boxes and the inner plastic cereal lining found inside cereal boxes.
Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade: Any foiled lined energy & granola bar wrapper.
Cheese Packaging Brigade: Any brand of cheese packaging.
Elmer’s Glue Crew Brigade: Any size Elmer’s brand glue sticks, plastic glue bottles, refill jars & Elmer’s glitter glue tubes.
Huggies Brand Brigade: Any brand and any size of outer plastic packaging on diaper products.
Drink Pouch Brigade: Any brand of drink pouch. WE DO NOT ACCEPT JUICE BOXES.
Lunch Kit Brigade: Any brand & any size lunch kit packaging, excluding cardboard.
Cell Phone Brigade: Any brand & size of cell phones; phone chargers or loose batteries are accepted.
Cleaner Packaging Brigade: Pumps, triggers, pouches & flexible cleaner product packaging.
Dairy Tub Brigade: All cream cheese tubs & lids, all sour cream tubs & lids, all cheese tubs & lids, all yogurt tubs & lids, all butter tubs & lids, all margarine tubs & lids, any other dairy product tub, foil tops, plastic tub tops & any other type of packaging on all dairy tubs.
Paired Shoe Brigade: Pairs of women’s, men’s & children’s shoes, which may include athletic sneakers, cleats, flats, high heels, dress shoes, boots & fashion or casual sneakers. NOT ACCEPTED – ski boots, roller skates, roller blades, ice skates, completely broken or ruined footwear, single shoes, rubber flip flops or slippers.
Flip-Flop Brigade: Rubber Flip Flops, any brand and singles too.
Keyboard and Mouse Brigade: Any brand of keyboard & computer mouse.
Bear Naked Brigade: Bear Naked granola bags, Bear Naked trail mix bags, Bear Naked Granola cookie boxes.
Hot Cereal Brigade: Better Oats hot cereal pouches, I Love Oats hot cereal pouches, and any other brand of hot cereal pouches.
If there any questions about the brigades or items accepted, please contact Melanie Ziomek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 830-2567.
If you are aware of other existing Terracycle Brigades in McLean County that will accept waste materials from the general public, please contact the EAC with details so we can add it to this list.