Frito-Lay, Terra Chips, and Sensible Portions share a common vision of being environmentally responsible while providing quality products for families to enjoy. That is why these brands have joined TerraCycle to provide a second life for empty salty snack bags.
Now, every time you enjoy any snack, be sure to save the bag and send it in to TerraCycle to be converted into unique products. For each approved salty snack bag received, your collection location may be awarded TerraCycle points which can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts or for a payment of $0.01 per point to the non-profit organization or school of your choice. click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program!
The rewards for shipments through the Snack Bag Brigade are as follows:
0 lbs to 14 lbs per shipment: 0 points per bag
14 lbs to 40 lbs per shipment: 1 point per bag
Over 40 lbs per shipment: 2 points per bag
Participating in this TerraCycle Brigade is totally free! There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by the program. Once you have joined the Snack Bag Brigade, simply follow the steps below to recycle your snack bags through TerraCycle:
- Collect enough approved snack bags to fill up a box or bag (approved waste is listed below). Remember, the waste does not need to be cleaned or stacked, and always try to reuse a shipping box or bag. Please note, you will need to send shipments that weigh at least 14 lbs in order to receive a TerraCycle point donation.
- Download a free shipping label from terracycle.com. To acquire a pre-paid label, simply access your TerraCycle account online, and click “SHIP US YOUR WASTE.” You can print them out yourself or request that TerraCycle send the label.
- Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the pre-paid postage label and dropping it off at a UPS location.
- Drop off your snack bags at a public Snack Bag Brigade location if you live in the Hamilton, NJ, area. Click here to see our interactive map of drop-off locations in Hamilton Township, NJ. Please note that you will not receive TerraCycle points when you drop off your snack bags at a public location.
For more detailed information please check out the Snack Bag Brigade FAQ.
And to make collecting all your waste that much easier, download our helpful TerraCycle "Collect, Store and Ship Guide" for some tips and tricks that will make the collection process simple and mess-free. Also check out our Snack Bag Brigade Poster to help promote your collections for this Brigade.
Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.
Snack Bag Brigade accepted waste:
- Individual snack bags
- Family-size snack bags
- Multipack snack bags