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About the Forrer Learning Commons

About Library Services' Recycling Programs

Library Services uses TerraCycle's collection programs to recycle a variety of products which cannot be municipally recycled. Our TerraCycle programs are free to the college, and some of them allow us to earn points we redeem to support our k-cup recycling program.  See below for a full list of our TerraCycle recycling programs!

We also recycle K-cups through Keurig's K-Cycle program.  This program accepts K-cups only, and does not accept other coffee related materials like creamer cups or disposable coffee cups. Due to the organic nature of K-cups, small, frequent deliveries are preferable over large, less frequent deliveries (K-cups can become moldy).

FLC recycling services are available Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm in office 206, opposite the staircase on the second floor. Stop by and drop off your recyclables in our marked boxes!

            

TerraCycle Material Categories

The RB healthcare program is scheduled to end on October 1!  Please bring healthcare product recycling to FLC 206 before October 1!

Sponsored by RB, this program accepts

  • Vitamins, minerals, and supplements packaging: blister packs, tubes, bottles, caps, lids, cans, boxes
  • Sexual health and well-being packaging: tubes, bottles, caps, lids, wrappers, cans, boxes
  • Cough, cold, flu, sore throat, and nasal care packaging​: blister packs, tubes, bottles, spray bottles, caps, lids
  • Infant formula and child nutrition packaging: tubs, bottles, caps, lids, cans, boxes
  • Personal care and foot care packaging: tubes, bottles, caps, lids, plastic packaging 

PLEASE NOTE: This program does NOT accept any prescription bottles for recycling.

Please ensure all excess product liquids, such as medicines and topicals, have been removed and packaging is dry.

Sponsored by Swiffer, this program accepts

  • Sweeper™ Dry Refills
  • Sweeper™ Wet Refills
  • Sweeper™ XL Refills
  • WetJet™ Refills
  • Duster™ Refills

Please deliver Swiffer refills in bags to limit dust and dirt in the recycling area. Please allow wet refills to dry before delivering.

Sponsored by BIC, this program accepts

  • empty writing instruments
  •  glue sticks
  • watercolor dispensers
  • paint sets
  • flexible packaging from the above materials

Please do not include correction materials (including Wite-Out® Brand) and free ink markers.  Ensure all containers are empty of product.

 

Sponsored by SOLO, this program accepts

  • #6 rigid plastic cups

Please do not include any other type of plastic packaging. 

Cups do not have to be perfectly clean, but please rinse them to keep our office space free of pests and odors. 

Sponsored by PopSockets®, this program accepts

  • All PopSockets® products
  • All PopSockets® packaging
  • Phone cases (any brand)

 

Sponsored by Rubbermaid, this program accepts 

  • Any brand of plastic or glass reusable food storage containers. 
  • Any brand of plastic or glass single-use food storage containers.  

This program only accepts rigid plastic.  Please do not include soft plastics like bags or Styrofoam. 

Containers do not have to be perfectly clean, but please rinse them to keep our office space free of pests and odors. 

 

Sponsored by Colgate, this program accepts

  • toothpaste tubes and caps
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste cartons
  • toothbrush outer packaging
  • floss containers. 

Please do not include electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts.  

 

Sponsored by Kroger®, this program accepts 

  • Simple Truth™
  • Private Selection®
  • Kroger® Brand
  • Comforts®
  • HemisFares®
  • Luvsome®
  • Abound® and other Kroger Co brands flexible plastic packaging

Flexible plastic packaging includes (and is not limited to) bags, pouches, liners, and wraps. This program only accepts flexible packaging produced by Kroger®.  Packaging produced by Kroger® will have the following fine print on the back of the package:

Packaging does not have to be perfectly clean, but please make sure it is empty and food residue is shaken or rinsed out to keep our office space free of pests and odors.

 

Sponsored by Gillette®, this program accepts

  • All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units)
  • Rigid plastic packaging
  • Flexible plastic bag packaging

Please note: Only non-electric blades, razors, and plastic packaging are accepted.

Community Resources

Alumni, Commuters and Updates

Are you alumni or a commuter student?  You are welcome to save any materials listed in our TerraCycle program to drop off when you visit campus!  Or, you can make a Terracycle account and pick your own material types to recycle at home by visiting terracycle.com/en-US/brigades.  Because K-cups tend to mold, please don't save them to drop off during campus visits.  However, you can purchase your own K-cup recycling bins at keurigkcycle.com/.  You can also eliminate K-cup waste at the source by transitioning to a French press or pour-over coffee brewing system.

 

Do you know about additional local recycling resources that aren't listed in our Community Resources section, or have some of our Community Resources ceased?  Please let Angela know so she can keep our resources list up to date!

 

Email me with your questions or Community Resources updates!

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