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Save Money on Loose Fill Packaging?

Have Potential Customers Walk in Your Store?

Get Free Publicity as a Community Recycling Service?

Join the Plastic Loose Fill Council's Peanut Hotline!

Call 1-800-828-2214 or click on Drop-off Sites to try out the Peanut Hotline

Print out a Peanut Hotline Membership Application Form

The Peanut Hotline is a free, 24-hour telephone and website service that provides the address of the nearest location that accepts plastic loose fill, or "packing peanuts," from the public for reuse. The locations are stores like yours!

Started in 1991, the Peanut Hotline provides hundreds of referrals each week, especially during the holiday season, to the nearest location for dropping off extra loose fill. Referrals to your store result in free loose fill and often good packing cartons too. More importantly, a potential customer walks into your store.

Many communities list local Peanut Hotline members in city or county recycling directories. Catalog companies also refer customers to the Hotline. Local media outlets also feature Hotline businesses. You get free publicity along with the benefit of providing a service for your community.

With plastic loose fill costing $10 to $20 a bag, the free material you collect should quickly offset the expense of joining the Hotline.

Hotline membership is $30.00 per year. Membership includes listing your store in the 800# and website directory service. It also includes a window decal and program information including a local Media Relations Guide for your store.

The Peanut Hotline is publicized widely by the Plastic Loose Fill Council and the national media. In addition, many companies give out information about the Hotline in their catalogs or print it on a package insert or carton label.

Since the Peanut Hotline started in 1991, nearly a million people have called or visited the website to find a nearby place to take loose fill. Why shouldn't the next referral be to your store?

Please print-out our Membership Application Form and mail it to the Plastic Loose Fill Council.


Plastic Loose Fill Council/AFPR, 1298 Cronson Blvd., Ste 201, Crofton, MD 21114