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

  • Electronics 
  • Cell Phones - a small fundraiser for SCARCE
  • Printer Cartridges - ink jet, laser, toner
  • Crayons - whole or broken crayons - to reuse or recycle in our Super Crayons project
  • Holiday Lights
  • American Flags - passed along to be given a proper retirementButons
  • Clothing Buttons - given for various projects in Uganda, Ethiopia, Haiti and more.  We've already sent 28 pounds (about 11,000 buttons) to Haiti along with a sewing machine, maps, televisions, overhead projectors.  We've also sent 84 pounds of buttons to Uganda.  We're always sure to remove all packaging from buttons so they are only receiving buttons, no packaging or garbage.  Women who receive the buttons use them to enhance clothes they make to earn money.
  • Safety Pins - also give for various projects in Uganda, Ethiopia and more
  • Eyeglasses - given to the Lions Club for repair and reuse
  • Keys - house keys, car keys, skeleton keys - given to the Lions Club for recycling
  • LP Records - passed along to It's Our Earth in Wheaton
  • License Plates - passed along to It's Our Earth in Wheaton
  • Floppy Discs - 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 inch
  • Men's Neck Ties

 

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

 

 

 
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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."

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