Terracycle® Collection Program

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Contact Information

Barb Taylor

bvm8@psu.edu

Collection Location

  • Purple bin in the stairwell near the elevator

Help support the Nicaragua Backpack Project by letting us turn your trash into cash!

Got empty cereal bags, snack bags, and/or dental care items? Place them in the purple collection bin at the bottom of the stairwell near the elevator, and we’ll recycle them through Terracycle®. Your trash gets repurposed into park benches, plastic boardwalks, tote bags, and more, and we get two cents for EACH item to support the Nicaragua Backpack Project. We keep trash out of landfills and get money for kids in Nicaragua to go to school. It’s a win-win!

In 2015, with only the cereal bag collection, we collected enough bags to send NINE MORE children to school. This year, by collecting snack bags and dental care items too, we can hopefully fulfill the dream of EVEN MORE kids to get an education.

Here’s what we’re collecting:

  • Cereal Bags: Malt-O-Meal brand cereal bags and all other boxed cereal inner liners—any brand, any size bag
  • Snack Bags: Any brand and any size bag of chips, pretzels, Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos, Tostitos, Chex Mix, popcorn (not microwave), Cheez-Its, etc.
  • Dental Care: Toothbrushes and their packaging, empty dental floss containers, and empty toothpaste tubes—any brand, any size