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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.


St. Luke Union Church
2101 E Washington St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 663-7437

Boys and Girls Club
1615 W. Illinois St
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 829-3034

Common Ground Grocery
516 N Main St
Bloomington, IL
(309) 829-2621

If there any questions please contact Melanie Ziomek at blonoterracycle@yahoo.com or (309) 830-2567.


  • Personal Care & 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.
  • Scotch Tape Brigade – Any brand and any size plastic tape dispenser and core.
  • MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade – All plastic cereal bags and cereal bag liners of any brand.
  • Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade – Any foiled lined energy & granola bar wrapper.
  • Solo Cup Brigade – ONLY #6 rigid plastic cups
  • Drink Pouch Brigade – Any brand of drink pouch. WE DO NOT ACCEPT JUICE BOXES.
  • Bear Naked Brigade – Bear Naked granola bags, Bear Naked trail mix bags, Bear Naked Granola cookie boxes.
  • Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade – toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers and caps, plastic soap wrappers. Please note: This Brigade does not accept aerosol deodorant cans.
  • Brita® Brigade®: We will accept Brita® pitchers, Brita® bottles, all types of Brita® filters and filter packaging, and Brita® faucet filtration systems.
  • Cigarette Waste Brigade – extinguished cigarettes, cigarette filters, loose tobacco pouches, outer plastic packaging, inner foil packaging, rolling paper and ash
  • Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouches: Only Entemann’s Little Bites plastic pouches are accepted.
  • Baby Food Pouch Brigade: Baby and toddler food pouches and Baby and toddler food pouch caps
  • Glad Food Storage Brigade: Glad® ClingWrap or other brand plastic wrap, Glad® Press’n Seal® wrap, Glad® or other brand plastic food storage containers, Glad® or other brand plastic food storage lids, All types of Glad® or other brand food storage bags
  • Air Care Recycling Program: All brands of air freshener cartridges and plugs,
    packaging and flexible film packaging, and trigger heads.
  • Performance Nutrition Brigade: GU® Energy Chews packets, GU Energy Gels and all other brands of performance nutrition gel packets, GU Hydration Drink Mix stick packs, GU Recovery Drink Mix & Roctane Energy Drink Mix packets
  • Wellness Pet Food Brigade: TruFood flexible plastic pet food packaging
  • Open Farm Brigade: Open Farm Pet Food packaging
  • Snack Bag Brigade: Family-size snack bags, Individual snack bags, Multipack snack bags
  • Writing Instruments Recycling Program: Pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps.


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