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We collect the following items to keep them out of the landfill and to pass them along for proper reuse/recycling:

  • Scrap Metal
  • Cell Phones
  • Holiday Lights
  • Inkjet Cartridges - no toners please
  • Crayons - whole or broken crayons for our Super Crayon project
  • American Flags
  • Clothing Buttons - more info
  • Eyeglasses - given to the Lions Club for repair and reuse
  • Keys - house keys, car keys, skeleton keys
  • LP Records - passed along to It's Our Earth in Wheaton


Looking to recycle even more?  We do NOT collect these items at SCARCE, but they can be recycled.  Terracycle is a company that gives not-for-profit organizations money for recycling.  A short list of what Terracycle collects includes:

  • juice pouches
  • corks
  • pop tabs
  • candy wrappers
  • chip bags
  • yogurt containers
  • tape dispensers
  • toothpaste tubes
  • and lots more



We are sorry to announce that SCARCE can no longer accept any electronics for recycling at our location.



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Tue  9am-6pm

Sat (2nd & 4th only)  9am-12pm


*SCARCE will be open normal hours on President's Day, Monday, February 15th*

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Plastic Caps No Longer Collected at SCARCE

We used to collect plastic caps, but not any more!  Now you can just put them in your  curb side recycling!  "The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers said that plastic bottles and containers with caps and closures should have the caps replaced prior to recycling. The announcement was made as part of an ongoing campaign to increase plastics recycling."