Swiffer, a line of cleaning products by Procter & Gamble, has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to make its Swiffer Sweeper, Duster and WetJet refills nationally recyclable. As an added incentive, for every shipment of Swiffer waste sent to TerraCycle through the Swiffer Recycling Program, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts or converted to cash and donated to the nonprofit, school or charitable organization of their choice.
"We are very excited about our partnership with TerraCycle to offer free recycling of all Swiffer refills in the U.S. This is an important step toward sustainable solutions for our products and the start of an exciting journey with Swiffer and TerraCycle,” said NA Brand Director Kevin Wenzel in a statement.
Through the Swiffer Recycling Program, consumers can now send in the following Swiffer cleaning products to be recycled for free:
- Swiffer Sweeper Wet Mopping Cloths
- Swiffer Sweeper Dry Sweeping Cloths
- Swiffer Sweeper Wet Heavy-Duty Mopping Cloths
- Swiffer Sweeper Dry Heavy-Duty Sweeping Cloths
- Swiffer Dusters
- Swiffer Heavy-Duty Dusters
- Swiffer WetJet Mopping pads
- Swiffer WetJet Heavy-Duty Mopping pads
- Swiffer WetJet Wood Mopping pads
To participate in the program, consumers can sign up on the TerraCycle program website and mail in the accepted waste using a prepaid shipping label. Once collected, the waste is broken down, separated by material and the plastics are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
"Cleaning our home is a task that we all share," said TerraCycle CEO and Founder Tom Szaky in a statement. “By participating in the Swiffer Recycling Program, consumers can demonstrate their commitment to a clean home, as well as a clean planet, all while being rewarded for doing the right thing.”
The Swiffer Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office or community organization.