Zero Waste offers the chance to recycle certain items that are not accepted in typical recycling programs. The following items may be placed in our Zero Waste bin at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West.

The first four categories go to Terracycle via collections sponsored by Colgate,  Gillette, GoGo squeeZ and Brita. The next four categories go to Terracycle via an anonymous sponsor. To read about the Terracycle recycling process, visit this page.

Oral care recycling WILL continue.

  • Toothpaste tubes* and caps
  • Manual toothbrushes and outer packaging
  • Dental floss containers
  • Any brand

*Please empty as much as possible.



  • Razor blades
  • Razors
  • Their plastic packaging
  • Any brand
  • NO electric razors


Squeezable snack plastic pouches* and caps – any brand

*Please empty as much as possible.

Brita products only:

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

Office supplies:

  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Watercolor palettes
  • Plastic tape dispensers


  • Coffee capsules*
  • Coffee and tea aluminized pouches
  • Coffee and tea aluminized packs

*Please empty as much as possible.

#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


Any water filter

CDs and DVDs with or without jewel cases

PLEASE prepare them before you come:

  • Take disks out of cases
  • Take paper out of case and recycle at home

If there are too many cases and/or disks to fit in the bin, put them next to the bin and email Diane Landry asap to let her know to pick up.

Plastic corrugated signs and metal posts

Place out of sight behind the bin. If you have more than three signs and/or posts, first email Susan Knell to coordinate drop-off.

The signs will be reused by an islander in an insulation project, The posts are lent out by request.