Free Recycling Program

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in giving new life to hard-to-recycle waste. And now, as the global leader in delicious camping food, Mountain House® is excited to announce that we've partnered up with TerraCycle in order to bring this free and easy recycling program to YOU. So now every time you #savortheadventure, you can help leave a better trace by keeping our meal pouches out of landfills.

Here's how the program works:

  1. Create an account on
  2. Save your Mountain House pouches instead of throwing them away.*
  3. When you're ready to recycle them, log in to your TerraCycle account & print a pre-paid shipping label. Then just box 'em up, slap on the shipping label, and...
  4. That's it! You can even earn points which turn into donations for a school or non-profit of your choice.

TerrCycle will collect your empty pouches, clean them up, and re-melt them into plastic pellets that can be molded and shaped into new, useful items. And so the adventure continues...

*this program is currently limited to the US only, excluding Alaska & Hawaii.

Mountain House and TerraCycle Team Up

"Recyling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC."


"Mountain House is giving their customers the unique opportunity to minimize their environmental impact by offering them a way to responsibly dispose of the packaging from their freeze-dried meals."

Tom Szaky - CEO & Founder, TerraCycle

"We love adventuring in the outdoors. It's in our DNA and we know that in order to preserve these natural wonders, Mountain House must do our part. That's why we love the partnership with TerraCycle."

Joshua Wark - Sr. Brand Manager, Mountain House