Susan Knell of the Zero Waste steering committee has joined a number of Terracycle “brigades,” collection programs for different items that are sponsored by a manufacturer of that product (though in the following brigades, most of the items can be from any brand).

The following Terracycle categories* (see photos below) can be dropped off in the ZERO WASTE COLLECTION BIN located at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West. To read about the Terracycle recycling process, visit this page.

Oral care supplies:

  • Manual toothbrushes and outer packaging
  • Dental floss containers
  • Empty toothpaste tubes and caps – any brand

Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not accepted for recycling through the program.

#6 plastic cups (like red Solo cups):

Look for the number 6 in the chasing arrow. This type of cup tends to crack when squeezed hard (versus the more flexible #1 cups) – any brand

Food storage containers:

Non single-use plastic and glass food storage containers – any brand

Brita products only:

  • Filters
  • Pitchers
  • Dispensers
  • Bottles
  • Faucet systems
  • Packaging

*Though not part of the Terracycle program, Zero Waste is also collecting the following in the bin:

Plastic corrugated signs and metal posts – Place out of sight behind the bin. The signs will be reused by an islander in an insulation project and metal posts made available for reuse upon request by any plastic corrugated sign users.

CDs and DVDs with or without jewel cases – PLEASE separate disks from cases. REMOVE paper from cases and recycle it yourself.  If there are too many cases/disks to fit in the bin, put them next to the bin and email Diane Landry asap to let her know to pick up.