Terracycle in the Shop
We are committed to being a resource for sustainability, so we are excited to offer public Terracycle boxes for hard-to-recycle items. We currently have 5 boxes/programs running (see below) and they accept ALL brands, even if sponsored by one particular brand. If boxes are sponsored, they are free to us and for you. If a box is paid for, then we ask that you consider making a donation towards the cost if you are able. For each of these boxes, we will keep a tally in the shop to know when a box has been paid off. If you have more specific questions about how Terracycle works, please see their website for more info, https://www.terracycle.com/en-US
STATIONARY RECYCLING: (sponsored by Bic) Accepts all brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging. Can not accept: correction (including Wite-Out® Brand) and free ink markers.
PERSONAL CARE/TOILETRY RECYCLING: (sponsored by Toms's of Maine and hello) Accepts mouthwash bottles and caps, toothbrushes, deodorant containers and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothpaste tubes and caps.
RAZOR RECYCLING: (sponsored by Gilette) Accepts all brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging. This is in a sharps container for safety.
CANDY & SNACK WRAPPER RECYCLING (paid): Accepts candy wrappers, cookie wrappers, family size snack bags, multi-pack snack bags, snack bags. Wrappers must be cleaned from food waste. Not accepted: paper-based wrappers, sticks, blister packs, or cardboard master cartons.
BEAUTY PRODUCTs & PACKAGING RECYCLING (paid): Accepts
- Conditioner bottles and caps
- Eye liner pencils (non-wooden) and cases
- Eye shadow tubes
- Face soap dispensers and tubes
- Hair gel tubes and caps
- Hair paste plastic jars and caps
- Lip balm tubes
- Lip gloss tubes
- Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
- Mascara tubes
- Plastic concealer tubes and sticks
- Shampoo bottles and caps
- Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
- Spray bottles and triggers
Do not send in aerosol or pressurized cans, electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles or removers, wooden eyeliner pencils, any bio-medical, bio-hazardous waste, or partially full and full packaging (tubes, jars and containers) such as nail-polish, lotion, soap or ointments.
Disposable Mask Program: Back by popular demand, this one is community-funded, so if you use it, please contribute. Disposable masks only, please.
Stasher Bags: If you have old stasher bags that have gotten damaged/cut, they are still great for dry storage! But if you have bags that are beyond repurposing, bring them in and we will send them to Terracycle to recycle.
Event-Only These programs run occasionally with special events:
Athletic Shoe Recycling
Children's Clothing Recycling