Tag Archives: TerraCycle

Difficult to recycle items that Terracycle will take

Terracycle, my partner in crime accepts all kinds of difficult to recycle items and pays for the shipping.

For example, my latest bathroom articles.

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An empty soap dispenser (top and all), shaving soap packaging, the lid off a shampoo bottle, and dental floss packaging—none of which can be recycled.

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Can’t recycle it? Terracycle it.

Terracycle is yet another resource to help with zero waste for the days when… well, we’re just not so perfect and give in to the chip bag. I know I’ve written about it before, but I tell ya, even through all this moving, it’s one thing I’ve kept up with.

(My dad even keeps all his non-recyclable trash for me and I send his in with mine. Thanks daddy!)

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Sorting party in living room.

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Recycling every little thing

This is my little green set up or how my recycling program runs in the house. It is pretty messy…..are you ready for this?

Not the neatest, but we're working on it....

Not the neatest, but we’re working on it….

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Washing trash for TerraCycle

My husband looked over at me the other day and said, “Two years ago if you’d told me I’d be washing trash, I would have called you crazy.”

Ah, but look at the crazies now.

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Ziploc bags

I haven’t bought Ziploc bags since 2008.  Know why?

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What does your city recycle? Not what you may think…

To my surprise, and after a year and a half of putting yogurt cups and styrofoam into the recycling bin, I discover Norfolk doesn’t recycle styrofoam or yogurt cups. Well, what do you know? I had to visit their website to find out what I COULD and COULD NOT recycle.
So what to do with all these pieces?

So many pieces to recycle for a bit of yogurt!

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