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Heath Brook, Trahan Recycling Program Continues Over The Summer

Jul 11, 2014 02:39PM ● By Bill Gilman

The following information was submitted by the Heath Brooke/Trahan PAC.

TerraCycle collections will continue over the summer.  Collect items from the TerraCycle Accepted Waste List and Bring your TerraCycleables to the Heath Brook or the Trahan school on the assigned collection date.  We will have bins for sorting, so you can see what happens when you turn your items in. Thank you all for your support! 

Heath Brook School, July 17, 5-7 PM 

Trahan School, August 20, 5:30-7:30 PM

Accepted Waste List:

Baby Food Pouch Brigade & Earth’s Best® Pouch Brigade:  Baby and toddler food pouches and caps

Brita® Brigade: Brita® pitchers, bottles, filters, faucet filtration systems, filter packaging, and dispensers

Cell Phone Brigade: Standard cell phones, smart phones & iPhones

Cheese Packaging Brigade: Large flexible cheese packaging, individual cheese packaging, and foil cheese packaging

Colgate Oral Care Brigade: Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, and floss containers

Dairy Tub Brigade: Yogurt tubs and lids, sour cream tubs and lids, cheese tubs and lids, cream cheese tubs and lids, butter and margarine tubs and lids, plastic ice cream tubs and lids, whipped topping tubs and lids, pudding tubs and lids, foil tops, and plastic seals

Diaper Packaging Brigade: Plastic diaper packaging, wipes outer plastic packaging, and individual wipes packaging.

Drink Pouch Brigade: Aluminum drink pouches, plastic drink pouches, drink pouch straws, and drink pouch straw wrappers

Dropps Laundry Pouch Brigade: Dropps laundry detergent pouches, Dropps fabric softener pouches

Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade: Glue sticks, glue bottles, and glue tops of all sizes

Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade: Foil-lined wrappers from energy bars, granola bars, meal replacement bars, protein bars, diet bars, and wrappers from Clif, LÄRABAR®, and all Cascadian Farm®.

Entenmann’s Little Bites Pouch Brigade:  Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches

Glad® Food Storage Brigade: Glad® or other brand ClingWrap or plastic wrap, plastic food storage containers, plastic food storage lids, and all types of food storage bags and Glad® Press’n Seal® wrap, 

Inkjet & Toner Brigade: All inkjet cartridges are accepted, but please check the Brigade page for select toner cartridges

Ipod & MP3 Brigade: Non-touchscreen iPods, touchscreen iPods, and other MP3 players

*Jewelry Brigade: Gold and platinum jewelry, silver jewelry, GIA certified diamonds, fine diamonds, certified tanzanite jewelry, industrial platinum (crucible, wire, etc), gold and platinum coins and bullion, dental gold and platinum, and fine watches 

Laptop, Tablet & E-Reader Brigade: Laptops, notebooks, netbooks, e-readers, tablets, and iPads

Lunch Kit Brigade: Lunch kit plastic trays, plastic lids, plastic film, outer wrapper and content packaging

Miscellaneous E-Waste Brigade: Digital cameras, camcorders, GPS units, and graphing calculators

MOM Brands® Cereal Bag Brigade: All plastic cereal bags and cereal bag liners of any brand

Personal Care & Beauty Brigade: Hair care packaging, skin care packaging, and cosmetics packaging.

Scotch Tape Brigade: Plastic tape dispensers, plastic tape cores

Snack Bag Brigade: Individual salty snack bags, family-size salty snack bags, and multipack salty snack bags

Solo Cup Brigade: #6 rigid plastic cups

The Naked Grape Cork Brigade:  Natural corks, wine screw caps, synthetic corks, and foil wine wrappers.

Tom’s of Maine® Natural Care Brigade: Toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers and caps, and plastic soap wrappers.

Writing Instruments Brigade: Pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps

*  Please contact Christine at for your own Jewelry Kit.  You get paid for your valuables and so does the school!

** All items are for ANY BRAND unless specified in the accepted waste description.

No longer accepting Candy wrappers, keyboards & mice, Handbags, Shoes(accepted in the bins outside the schools)

The only cardboard accepted is the outer packaging for Colgate Oral Care Toothpaste and Toothbrush packaging and Lunch Kit Outer Packaging.  

We DO NOT accept styrofoam, pet food packaging and miscellaneous plastic bags, such as produce bags.

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