Terracycle® Collection Program


Contact Information

Joanna Carlson


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 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 re-purposed 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!

Here’s what we’re collecting:

  • Empty pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, markers, glue sticks, watercolor paint trays—any brand, any size
  • Toothbrushes and their packaging, empty dental floss containers, and empty toothpaste tubes—any brand, any size