TerraCycle points are credited to the accounts of private collectors and public drop-off point administrators as a reward for their collection efforts. The number of points given is determined by the total weight of the parcel. Check the specific program page for how many points will be earned per shipment.
Once credited, the points can be redeemed as financial donations to the non-profit or school chosen by the owner of the points. The points must be redeemed on the TerraCycle website.
Your TerraCycle points may be redeemed directly to your school or non-profit of your choice. Please note, you must redeem a minimum of 3500 TerraCycle points, or $35.
- Log in to your TerraCycle account
- Click on "Redeem my points" in the "My points" section on the left of the "Profile" page.
- Click on "View all charities" and search for a non-profit or school of your choice. Select redeem and enter the number of points to redeem to them.
Note: If your chosen non-profit or school is not already in our system, you will need to add them first. Instructions can be found here.
Payments to schools and non-profit organisations are made twice per year.
If you redeem your points between 1 November and 30 April and TerraCycle will endeavour to pay your nominated school or non-profit organisation by June.
If you redeem your Points between 1 May and 31 October and TerraCycle will endeavour to pay your nominated school or non-profit organisation by January.