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

The following four categories can be dropped off in the TERRACYCLE COLLECTION BIN outside the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West:

  • Certain office supplies – Empty writing instruments, dried out or empty glue sticks, water color dispensers, paint sets, and their plastic packaging – any brand
  • Certain oral care supplies – Manual toothbrushes and outer packaging, dental floss containers, and empty toothpaste tubes and caps – any brand
  • Certain food storage containers – Non single-use plastic and glass food storage containers – any brand
  • #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.

To read about the Terracycle recycling process, visit this page.