Clean out your classroom with TerraCycle

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to start cleaning out your classroom. Between snacks, toys, storage materials, and breakroom trash, classroom cleanouts produce a lot of trash. But that doesn’t mean it all has to end up in landfills; you can recycle with TerraCycle!

Don’t forget to keep your local curbside recycling program in mind—that’s where all your common recyclables should go. A lot of classroom waste often gets overlooked when it comes time to recycle. Just because something looks hard to recycle doesn’t mean it’s destined to end up in landfills. With TerraCycle, you can recycle all kinds of classroom waste—and earn money for your school! Read on to learn more.

Recycling in the classroom

TerraCycle has a number of free recycling programs that you can use to recycle classroom waste!

When dealing with pre-loved toys, donating, swapping, or selling toys that are still in good shape are great ways to extend their life. For any Spin Master toys that aren’t in good enough condition to be donated, you can recycle them through Spin Master’s Free Recycling Program!

Students are expert snackers. Unfortunately, some snack packaging can’t be recycled through your local curbside recycling service. That’s where we come in! We can recycle Entenmann’s Little Bites® pouches, Kroger® Our Brands flexible plastic packaging, and even snack Stasher® bags through our free recycling programs. 

Recycling in the teacher’s lounge

We know that coffee is a staple in the teacher’s lounge. Instead of throwing away your Don Francisco’s® and Café La Llave® coffee bags and pods, you can send them to TerraCycle for recycling through the Coffee Bag and Pod Free Recycling Program!

When you’re ready to clean out the community refrigerator, you can send us your Kroger® Our Brands flexible plastic packaging to be recycled. We also have a Bimbo Bakeries USA Free Recycling Program where you can recycle product bags from your favorite Bimbo Bakeries brands.

Keeping all of your spaces clean is essential for the health and happiness of you and your students. Recycle your Swiffer® brand refills and packaging through the Swiffer Free Recycling Program. Fight dust, dirt, and waste build-up in our landfills! 

Keeping the three R’s in your classroom

Try to keep the three R’s in mind all year in your classroom: reduce the amount of trash you produce, reuse as many classroom materials as possible, and recycle what you can at curbside, and for your hard-to-recycle items, there’s TerraCycle! You can even create fun collection bins with your students for TerraCycle-bound items. 

Aside from helping the planet, recycling with TerraCycle means helping your school too! Your school can earn $50 for every five shipments of trash you send in through select TerraCycle free recycling programs! Sign up for as many recycling programs as you want to maximize the earnings for your school. Want to learn more? Check out our school recycling resource hub!

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