TerraCycle is an innovative recycling organization that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste. Since 2008, Broward College has been a nationally recognized leader and contributor to the TerraCycle program, and we have collected over 2,271,305 units of waste for TerraCycle and earned over $38,000 dollars for the which we awarded to students in the form of the Michelle Lawless Scholarship.

Broward College is committed to the TerraCycle partnership, programs and initiatives and being good stewards of the environment. The direct result of our involvement reduces landfill waste, develops student leadership skills, and encourages community service and collaboration while students earn volunteer hours and points towards scholarship funds. Again, we thank you for your continued support as we work together to reduce our environmental footprint.

Please email comments, suggestions and questions or to learn about volunteer opportunities and how to get involved: terracycle@broward.edu. Be sure to bookmark this site and visit us at facebook.com/BrowardCollegeTerracycle.

TerraCycle items collected change according to current trends and campaigns. This Spring 2019, we are focusing on these specific items. Spring 2019 Approved Items

Job and Volunteer Opportunities with BC Team Green

Do you recycle? Are you passionate about the environment?

BC Team Green are looking for passionate people to work with or volunteer. If you would like to be a part of the team, 

email a cover letter along with your resume and stating why you would like to join teamgreen to terracycle@broward.edu.

TerraCycle Winners

Student participants are eligible to earn points for each item they turn in. Additionally, at the end of the term, the student(s) who receive the most collection points will be placed in the running to earn The Michelle Lawless Scholarship (award amount varies).  

Get ready to qualify again this SPRING 2019 and get to the top of the leaderboard.

Check out the Leaderboard to see how you are doing in the standings or click the TerraCycle Item Count on the left navigation to enter your latest entry.

All points earned and credited closes one week prior to final exams week.

Winners will be notified by email.

Each semester is a fresh start and the opportunity to earn scholarships.

Good Luck!

TerraCycle FAQ

TerraCycle reuses, upcycles, and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it.  This moves waste from a linear system to a circular one, allowing it to keep cycling in our economy.

Where do I drop off items?
Drop off times and locations according to campus resources. A downloadable PDF will be available here.
South - M-F 10am - 2pm

How do I earn points?
You can earn points by collecting selected items from the current list here (currently broken link on site)

How do I earn volunteer Hours?
100 items = 1 hour of community volunteer service hours

How much scholarship money can I earn?
The scholarship is distributed by the Michelle A. Lawless Environmental Science Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Florida Wildlife Officer Michelle A. Lawless by Diana Martin, Senior Academic Advisor and Debra Ann Martin.

Michelle was a graduate of Broward College and worked in the science lab at Central Campus. Michelle believed in education and that we can all make a difference in preserving and protecting our environment. This is an opportunity for you to make Lawless’ dreams of conserving our most valuable resources for future generations.
More questions will be posted here but you can email questions to terracycle@broward.edu


TerraCycle program MUST be approved by your School.


Participation Rules: For scholarship eligibility, candidates must be a current Broward College student and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Only listed items will be eligible for points. All items must be clean, for example, shampoo containers must be rinsed out and free from liquid, and chip and cereal bags must be empty. Items must be counted before submission and will be verified by a staff member from one of the drop-off locations listed below. Students taking classes at multiple campuses/centers may submit items to any drop off location. This sheet must be maintained by the student and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Tracking sheets should be submitted by 4:00 pm on May 1, 2019, to any of the drop off locations. Submissions after this date will not qualify for the scholarship.

Participants may collect more items by going into the community and working with family and friends. If you have any questions or need ideas for collecting, please post on our Facebook page "Broward College TerraCycle Program."

For directions please visit our locations webpage!