Learn what items we accept at our recycling drives
While most styrofoam is accepted, not all of it is!! A good rule of thumb is if you squish the styrofoam and it reverts back to it's original shape, they DO NOT accept it. This is most commonly seen in packing peanuts.
We accept all plastics that are labeled "#6" or "PS" as long as they are clean of any food waste. This label is usually found on the bottom of the product.
Examples of common #6 plastics
- Clear disposable cutlery and cups
- To-Go/food Containers
- CD/DVD Cases
- Yogurt Containers
**NOTE: Please check your items to ensure they have a "#6" or "PS" label even if they are on this list.
Please keep in mind that while we accept and will recycle batteries for free, it does cost us money to recycle them so once we collect 250lbs of batteries we will have to cap the battery recycling. Additionally we gratefully appreciate and accept donations! your donations are what allows us to continue putting on these events and recycling items like batteries!
- Alkaline (non-rechargeable)
- Ni-Cd / NiCad (rechargeable, all varieties)
- Ni-MH / NiMH (rechargeable, all varieties)
- Li-ion / LiON (rechargeable, dry cell, household varieties)
- Cell phone Batteries
- Lead Acid Batteries (Pb: cars, forklifts, motorcycles, UPS, AA)
- Lithium Ion Batteries (laptops, cameras, power tools)
- Vape, e-cigs Batteries
The plastic and foils of the individual blister pack and the contact lens itself are all accepted at our drive. The liquid solution CANNOT be included (for example, if the contact lens was unopened). If you can sort by the different parts please do so!
All brands of used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers
**NOTE: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not accepted for recycling through the program.
All brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging
**NOTE: correction (including Wite-Out® Brand) and free ink markers are not accepted.
Brita dispensers, Brita pitchers. Brita Stream® pitchers, Brita bottles, Brita standard filters, Brita filter packaging, Brita Longlast® filters, Brita Stream filters, Brita bottle filters
At our upcoming drive on May 20th a representative from Washington County on behalf of Free Geek will join us to offer collection of old electronic devices!