Taco Bell Crazy Recycling Plan


It sounds like a messy and incredibly inefficient idea but Taco Bell wants customers to mail in their used hot sauce packets for recycling. Seriously. Maybe.

Here’s what they want you to do.

Sign up for an account with TerraCycle, a specialty recycling firm.

Collect empty sauce packets within a cardboard box or any other recyclable container you already have on hand.

Once your collection box is full, log into your TerraCycle account to download and print a free shipping label.

Ship your box via UPS.

TerraCycle has reportedly seen success with similar collection programs for coffee capsules, chewing gum and more.  The Recycle-Your-Hot-Sauce-Packet idea is part of Taco Bell’s commitment to make all consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025.