Terracycle -- Repurposing Non-Recyclable Products for Good!
DISCONTINUED BRIGADE: The foil juice pouch recycling program sponsored by Capri Sun will end Dec. 31, 2016, so get your pouches in today!
Terracycle recycling brigades have arrived at the Solid Waste District! Terracycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 20 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.
Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each weekday, we're collecting the following items at our office, 2857 W. State Road 2 in La Porte:
-- foil-lined energy, granola and protein bar wrappers (i.e. Clif, Larabar, Nature Valley)
-- foil squeeze snack food pouches (i.e. GoGo Squeez)
-- Solo Cups
For each shipment of these items sent to Terracycle, the Solid Waste District will receive points which will be redeemed for a donation to a local charity. We’ll earn points faster if we have several residents participating, so start saving up these items and bring them in!
Over the past three years, residents have brought us enough Terracycle items to accumulate 15,145 points!