iRecycle is the premiere application for finding local (United States Only), convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. iRecycle provides access to more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials in the United States.

iRecycle can tell you how, where and when to recycle just about anything. Using your current location, United States ZIP code, address or city, get access to vital details for collection points, such as website, phone number, directions, hours of operation and other materials collected. iRecycle only contains recycling information for the USA, and parts of Mexico and Canada.

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iRecycle has been featured as the iTunes "App of the Week" more than 5 times!

If there is a recycling location that you know of that isn't on our app please let us know at

“What this application does is present you with an amazingly simple-to-use interface that shows categories of recycling, first of all. This app is so easy to use and so helpful when we want to recycle our wares that it’s almost amazing that it’s free. Thanks to Earth911 though, it certainly is free, and it’s certainly worth a download – grab it!” - Chris Burns, SlashGear

“iRecycle is sure to be your new go-to consultant for recycling locations and tips.”
- App of the Month,

“The iRecycle app provides a great resource for customers who are looking for up-to-date information about recycling and sustainability.”
- Ralph Reid, vice president of corporate responsibility for Sprint.

“Earth911 makes their fabulous recycling search feature into an iPhone app with some convenient features.”
- Mother Nature News

“Even when you think you're eco-savvy, sometimes you still find yourself asking, "Can I recycle this? If so...who takes it?" Kinda cool your phone can now answer that for you.”

What's New

Version 2.5.8

Well it’s been a while. You probably thought you’d never see an update for iRecycle again but guess what? It’s finally here!

So what did we change? Well pretty much everything.

· We’ve revamped our design to catch up with the times.

· Added an article section so you can get all your recycling and green living questions answered.

· And despite our strong belief in the 3 R’s (A.K.A. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) we’ve sent a few bugs to the trash.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
D. Hill ,


iRecycle is a well designed application that allows users to look up a myriad amount of products from categories of all types ranging from automotive to household goods to see how to recycle them. The app makes it simple by choosing a category from the main menu page and then selecting a product from that category. After selecting a product, based on the location given by you, you will see a listing of locations nearest you that recycle that item. The app also contains an informative news articles section that gives helpful information regarding the recycling industry. For those who love, are forced or just are used to recycling this app is for you.


Needs a search feature

As most of the other reviews say, this app is great for finding places to recycle all sorts of materials. However, there have been a few times that the current directory-style functionality has not been sufficient. I’ve tried looking up things like bubblewrap envelopes or styrofoam, and they didn’t show up in the expected places. I literally went through every category in case they placed it somewhere unexpected, but even then I’m not sure if I missed it. There should be a search feature for situations like these.

rdoster ,

Reinstalling helped

Update: I deleted and reinstalled the app and this seems to have helped as I now get relevant search results. Still testing the full capabilities of the app...

Unfortunately this new version of the app does not work. I searched for various types of common recyclables (aluminum cans, glass, paper, etc.) and it failed to give any results. The prior version returned results quickly and accurately. Please repair.


Earth911, Inc.
64.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Earth911, Inc.


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