TerraCycle Internships


Operating in 21 countries, TerraCycle is the world leader in the recycling of generally non-recyclable waste such as pens, coffee capsules, candy wrappers, juice pouches and cigarette butts. We create and administer collection and solution systems for waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incineration. TerraCycle has over 10,000 voluntary collection locations in Canada including schools, offices, homes, community groups and other various organizations. TerraCycle then turns collected waste into a wide variety of products and materials such as plastic pallets, composite decking and railroad ties. Major manufacturers contract with TerraCycle to subsidize the cost of collecting and recycling their waste; for example, Febreze pays us to collect and recycle air and home care products, Mr. Christie's for cookie and cracker wrappers, and Nespresso for their coffee capsules. We have a full marketing and promotion team that engage volunteer collectors and promote the programs to generate recognition for the sponsoring brands. Our company is headquartered in Trenton, NJ, and we have offices in Toronto, Mexico, Japan, London and Australia.

TerraCycle was founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky (then a 20-year-old Princeton University freshman) whose vision has become one of the fastest-growing green companies in the world.

Meet Some of TerraCycle's Employees

Candice L.

Sales Associate, Brand Partnerships

Candice is responsible for securing brand partnerships with consumer packaged goods companies to create national collection and recycling platforms for their non-recyclable packaging.

Raj P.

R&D Associate Scientist

As an R&D scientist, Raj analyzes different waste compositions, determines the feasibility of recycling potential, and develops and designs process and cost optimization models.

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