Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is an international up-cycling and recycling company that takes difficult-to recycle-packaging and turns it into affordable, innovative products. These products are then sold online and at major retailers.  



TerraCycle Process


At Kelly Mill Elementary, we collect a variety of items that, if not sent to TerraCycle, would wind up in a landfill.  Our purpose for participating in this program is to help our students discover how much of our everyday waste can be recycled or turned in to new products  as well as to earn money for our school PTA.  


We began with TerraCycle during KME’s first year and since then, we have raised over $5,700 and kept 570,000 items out of our landfills.   Our program gets bigger and bigger each year, we are always in need of volunteers to help us sort and package things for shipment.

TerraCycle in Lunchroom

Please contact our TerraCycle Team here with any questions you may have.


Click here to see everything our TerraCycle Team collects.