National Recycling Resources
There are too many national recycling resources to list them all, but below you will find some of the most successful and innovative in the country. Each one has their own unique mission, and together they work to keep unnecessary materials out of the waste stream and landfills.
Earth 911: Earth911 gathers, distributes and analyzes localized recycling information to assist manufacturers, organizations and consumers with product end-of-life solutions. Through the Earth911 Recycling Directory, Earth911 hosts the largest and most accurate compilation of recycling information in the nation, boasting more than 1 million ways to recycle. Earth 911 also posts original content and articles from a variety of experts.
Free Cycle: The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 5,110 groups with 5,247,494 members around the world. It's a grassroots, entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
Call 2 Recycle: Call2Recycle is a free collection program for mobile phones and rechargeable batteries. It operates through a network of 30,000 drop-off locations, such as hospitals, universities, retailers, public institutions and communities in Canada and the United States. All collected materials are completely recycled in facilities in North America. Mobile phones are refurbished and resold, when possible.
Keep America Beautiful: Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, including state recycling organizations, the organization work with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver sustainable impact.
TerraCycle: TerraCycle is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.