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City-Wide programmes

Many cities work with TerraCycle to provide a public recycling programme for recycling cigarette butts and other difficult-­to­-recycle waste streams.

Get your city involved.

To get your city involved, start by contacting our Strategic Partnerships Department.

TerraCycle can work with you, your city government, individual organisations, and businesses to set up public recycling programmes for specific waste streams to help your city in Eliminating the Idea of Waste®.

Although cigarette waste is the most common waste stream cities are recycling with us, we also offer a variety of other programmes that we can work with you to recycle.

Through a custom-built programme, you and your community can work together to create a network of collection locations to reduce waste as well as fundraise for local schools and charities. TerraCycle can help you set up collections in public locations to begin recycling waste from the residents in your city. Some examples are:

  • Collaborate with your school district to set up programmes in every school
  • Establish drop-off locations at your local business locations to collect acceptable waste from your customers
  • Install public collection receptacles throughout your city in partnership with city government and government partnerships (works very well with cigarette recycling)
  • Work with local nonprofits to fit TerraCycle’s recycling programmes into current operations and raise money for your organisation


We will help determine how to establish a customised programme for you and your city or organisation. Many of our programmes also offer a fundraising incentive for non-profits and schools, which becomes a great way to get the community involved in recycling.

Upon contacting the TerraCycle Strategic Partnerships Department, our initial assessment will help determine:

  • Which waste stream(s) we can solve for (we can work with you to recycle almost any waste stream)
  • How to collect the waste
  • Who will be collecting and sending the waste to TerraCycle
  • Which school(s) or organisation(s) for which you will be raising funds (if applicable)
  • Which PR and marketing opportunities are provided to help promote your programme


Is your city participating?

Below is a list of cities that currently have a cigarette recycling programme in partnership with TerraCycle. Each city below has publicly accessible cigarette recycling stations throughout the city or in specific neighborhoods. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these programmes.

Existing City Programmes

Los Angeles, CA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
New Orleans, LA
Salem, MA
Portland, ME
Baltimore, MD
St. Louis, MO
Columbia, MO
Westfield, NJ
Newark, NJ
Bethlehem, PA
Easton, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Kent, WA
Seattle, WA
Everett, WA