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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 FLC Recycling Categories 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!

            

FLC Recycling Categories

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 Brita®, this program accepts

  • Brita® filters 
  • Brita® pitchers
  • Brita® dispensers
  • Brita® bottles
  • Brita® faucet systems
  • Brita® packaging

This program ONLY accepts products and packaging produced by Brita®.  It does not accept water filtration products from other manufacturers. 

Please allow wet filters to dry before delivering.

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 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 Late July®, this program accepts all Late July® product packaging.

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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 Colgate, this program accepts ALL BRANDS of

  • 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 PopSockets®, this program accepts

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

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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 packagingThumbnail for Gillette® Razor Local Recycling Solutions

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

Sponsored by Gatorade®, this program accepts 

Gatorade® / G Endurance®

  • Gatorade Gx® Pods
  • G Endurance Energy Gel Pouches and Carb Energy Chew Wrappers
  • Gatorade, Gatorade Zero, G2, G Endurance Powder Sticks/Sachets
  • Gatorade Protein Bar Wrappers
  • Gatorade Prime® Sports Fuel Drink Pouches and Energy Chew Wrappers

Muscle Milk® Protein Bar Wrappers

EVOLVE® Protein Bar Wrappers

Propel® Powder Sticks/Sachets

NOTE: This program does not accept single use plastic bottles like those Gatorade beverages are sold in.

 

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.

This program accepts flexible plastic bags and canisters produced by Takis®

  • Takis® Snacks
  • Takis® Rolled Tortilla Chips
  • Takis® STIX™
  • Takis® POP!
  • Takis® Waves
  • Takis® Kettlez
  • Takis® Crisps 

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 Terra®, this program accepts

Any snack packaging produced by Terra®

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 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.

 

Off Campus Community Resources

Remember to follow all requirements for these recycling locations, including residency restrictions, cleaning requirements, and accepted materials limitations. Wish-cycling contaminates recycling streams, turning batches of recyclable materials into waste, and discouraging municipalities from continuing their recycling programs.

Most municipalities only accept transparent #1 plastic 

Alumni, Distance Learners and Updates

Are you alumni or studying remotely?  You are welcome to save any materials listed in our FLC Recycling 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 switching to reusable K-cups or 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 Sylvia know so she can keep our resources list up to date!