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About the Forrer Learning Commons

About Library Services' Recycling Programs

Library Services uses TerraCycle's free collection programs to recycle a variety of products which cannot typically be recycled.

Out of concern for COVID-19, we are currently collecting virtually instead of on-site.  Email Angela (aflage@bridgewater.edu) with any questions, and to receive a free UPS shipping label for the type of material you have collected.  Please do not ship more than one category of material listed below in any given shipment.

 

Library Services continues to accept K-cups on site only through Keurig's Grounds to Grow On program.  K-cups may be delivered to Office 206, opposite the staircase on the second floor, 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.  

Material Categories

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.  Ensure all containers are empty of product and not dripping liquid when shipped.

 

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 and not dripping liquid when shipped.

 

Sponsored by SOLO, this program accepts

  • #6 rigid plastic cups

Please do not include any other type of plastic packaging. 

Ensure all containers are empty of product and not dripping liquid when shipped.

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. 

Ensure all containers are empty of product and not dripping liquid when shipped.

 

Sponsored by PopSockets®, this program accepts

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

 

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.

All packaging must be empty of product, and this program only accepts packaging produced by Kroger®

 

Recommendations?

Should we add brand-specific recycling to our list of material categories?
Bimbo Bakeries USA Bag Recycling Program: 0 votes (0%)
Entenmann's Little Bites® Pouch Recycling Program: 0 votes (0%)
Don Francisco’s® Coffee and Café La Llave® Espresso coffee pods: 0 votes (0%)
Aussie Recycling Program: 0 votes (0%)
Burt's Bees Packaging: 1 votes (100%)
No, Brand-specific recycling is too much hassle: 0 votes (0%)
Yes, but a different brand: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1

Please email Angela (aflage@bridgewater.edu) to specify which other brand you would like us to add, if you selected "Yes, but a different brand"