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)
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)
Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles (Elmer’s brand only)
Please contact Karen Cotrone firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.