Tuesday, April 29, 2014

TerraCycle Recycling Program

Thanks to all of our volunteers, especially Karen Cotrone and Cathy Aikman and their families, and all the students and community members who remember to Terracycle, our TerraCycle Program has had a successful school year!  Over 40,000 packages diverted from the landfill and over $1000 raised during the running of this program so far!  All money earned goes directly to the Richmond Food Shelf.

The type of packaging that we collect does change periodically.  Please take a minute to review the list below for updated information.

Please continue to collect at home and encourage your kids to recycle in school.  We have a drop off bin located in the Richmond Town Office building.   Encourage friends, neighbors and co-workers to participate as well. This is truly a great program.

For those of you not familiar with the program, TerraCycle is a company based in Trenton NJ. They repurpose or recycle packaging that is not typically recycled in most areas such as granola bar wrappers, toothpaste tubes, foil juice pouches etc. At  RES students recycle in their classrooms at snack time and in the cafeteria. We sort and then ship this collected trash to TerraCycle.  Their goal is to eventually “eliminate the idea of waste” by recycling or repurposing rather than incinerating or use of landfills.  TerraCycle pays 1-2 cents for most items (by utilizing corporate sponsors).  Check them out at www.terracycle.com.

Items Currently Collected (updated April 2014)

Juice pouches/straws (Capri Sun type)

Granola bar/energy bar wrappers

Yogurt containers/lids (rinsed)

Dairy tub containers/lids (please rinse)

Cereal bags and cereal bag liners

Cheese bags (including individual string cheese)/ foil and plastic cheese packaging

Pumps, caps, triggers, pouches from cleaning products

Toothpaste tubes/lids, toothbrushes, floss packaging, mouthwash bottles/lids

Deodorant packaging (no cans)

Shampoo/conditioner bottles/tops

Lotion containers/lids (all types including tubes and jars)

Sunscreen tubes/containers with lids

Makeup containers (lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner pencils, etc.)

Chap stick type tubes

Hand soap dispensers and pumps

Shaving foam tubes (no cans)

Plastic tape dispensers and cores

Ink jet cartridges

Pens, mechanical pencils, markers (all types)

Elmers glue sticks and bottles (Elmers brand only)

Please contact Karen Cotrone kacmag@aol.com with any questions.

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