Glad and Recyclops Partner to Bring Recycling to 100,000 New Homes 

Find out more about this partnership below. 



Today, 38% of U.S. households don’t have access to local recycling pickups. To help combat this challenge Glad and Recyclops are joining forces to reach more than 100,000 U.S. households that don’t currently have access to consistent recycling options.
Glad logo
How This Partnership Started:

While developing its 2030 sustainability strategy, Glad looked across its product lifecycle to identify ways in which it could reduce waste overall. This sustainability focus was brought into every area of Glad products including such areas as production and packaging. Additionally, Glad looked beyond these areas to create a larger impact within the waste management industry, focusing on recycling.

Glad, along with the Office of Strategic Alliances team, found Recyclops as a partner, allowing for the use of Recyclops infrastructure and capabilities to provide recycling options for places that don’t currently offer them.

How This Partnership Works:
Recycling is critical to building a more sustainable, circular economy but still, many U.S. households don’t have access to crucial recycling services. Worse yet, recycling as a whole is becoming more expensive for local governments to manage, which forces some programs to shrink or stop completely. However, Recyclops is unique from other waste management services in that we use a gig-economy model for recycling pickup and drop-offs in rural and urban areas. Since being founded in 2014, Recyclops currently serves more than 10,000 households in nearly 100 cities across 10 states. Additionally diverting more than 3 million lbs of recyclables from landfills in 2020 alone.

When a consumer has recyclables ready for pickup, they simply place them in a transparent, Glad trash bag and notify a local driver that their pick-up is ready. The driver picks up the recyclables from the curb and delivers them to recycling facilities specially equipped to recycle both the Glad bags and the items inside them.

In addition to providing Recyclops with Glad bags for collecting the recyclables, the partnership includes an investment in Recyclops’s recent seed funding round and licensing the Glad name for Recyclops marketing and promotional materials.

What Does This Partnership Mean?

Working together, Glad and Recyclops will work to expand recycling access to more than 1,000 U.S. cities in three years, reaching more than 100,000 households currently without recycling options.

To learn more about this partnership as well as Glad’s 2030 sustainability goals visit the Glad website here.

Start Recycling with Recyclops.

Our team at Recyclops makes it easy to recycle today straight from the convenience of your home. With our service, you know that your recyclables are going to a designated recycling facility and not a landfill. Learn more about where your recycling goes here

Depending on your location, recycling is as easy as putting all your materials in one or more bags (depending on how many you have) and putting them right on your doorstep or curbside. Your local Recyclops driver will be there to pick up your materials and ensure they arrive at the destination. And don’t worry about making space for another bin, Recyclops bags or carts come with all our services and pickups come at your convenience. 

We want to make recycling easy and simple, and that starts with recycling on your schedule. 

Check Out Our Other Posts.  

Mothers Day Recycled Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate the special women in your life, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could also celebrate Mother Earth in the process too? This Mother’s Day, why not treat your mother to something special while also remembering Mother Earth?...

Recyclops+ Launches in Wasatch Front

Recyclops+ Now Launching in Salt Lake and Utah County! One step closer to closing the loop of consumption. Get your batteries, light bulbs, textiles, styrofoam and clamshells picked up from your home. Salt Lake and Utah County, gather your hard to recycle materials...

How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Earth Day is April 22nd and we’re Investing In Our Planet. Here at Recyclops, we work daily to reduce our carbon footprint and help the environment in different ways.  Your carbon footprint is simply the carbon emissions you produce just from living your normal...

Why Plastic Clamshells Don’t Belong in Your Recycling Bag.

Why Plastic Clamshells Don't Belong in Your Recycling Bag. Learn more about why certain types of plastic can lead to recycling contamination in your bag.The recycling industry can be complicated at first glance. Depending on your location throughout the United States,...

4 Ways to Make Your Valentines Day More Sustainable.

4 Ways to Make Your Valentines Day More Sustainable. Get inspired for this year's Valentines Day by making it more sustainable. Read more below.Valentine's day is right around the corner, and with that comes a wave of Valentine-themed gifts to show your appreciation...

How the Rest of the World Recycles.

How the Rest of the World Recycles.  Learn more about other recycling systems around the world. Read more below.At Recyclops, we are committed to providing access to affordable, and convenient recycling throughout the United States. The recycling industry is still...

Your Guide for Recycling Plastic Bags.

Your Guide for Recycling Plastic Bags. Learn more about the best ways you can start recycling plastic bags today. At Recyclops, we are committed to educating our customers about what can and cannot be recycled. This can be a confusing topic, especially when faced with...

Understanding Recycling Contamination.

Understanding Recycling Contamination. Learn more about what recycling contamination is and why it's impact can be so negative.At Recyclops, we are committed to following our core values in everything we do. It’s important that our customers feel they understand our...

Everything You Need to Know About Recycling E-waste.

Everything You Need to Know About Recycling E-Waste. Learn more about the importance of recycling e-waste in your community here. At Recyclops, we are committed to helping educate our customers throughout the United States about the benefits of living a sustainable...

Recyclops Partners With 107.5 WHBQ-FM in TN.

Recyclops Partners With 107.5 WHBQ-FM in TN. Learn more about this partnership and how you can get involved in the surrounding TN area. Recyclops is proud to announce a partnership between Recyclops and 107.5 WHBQ-FM located in Memphis, TN, and broadcasting to the...

Recyclops continues to expand its service offerings throughout the United States. Check out our locations as well as frequently asked questions for further information. 

Like what you see? Check out more posts on the Recyclops Blog

Share Your Story! 

Check out our Facebook or Instagram and tell us why Recycling is important to you and your community! 

If you have ANY questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Your location

Interested in your finding out about your Recyclops in your location? 

Request Recyclops in new location

Does Recyclops not operate in your location yet? Request for us to launch where you are! 

Need help with something else?

Check out our help desk where you can get answers to your questions!