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Thanks to a generous grant from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, WEC has the opportunity to purchase and place a dozen TerraCycle Zero Waste boxes in Washington.

These boxes allow residents to recycle "hard to recycle items" that are not permitted in the Single Stream Recycling program. Terracycle is able to separate and repurpose these items into new products. This prevents these items from ending up in landfills and harming the environment in various ways.

Please see below to find out which boxes are available, and where you can find them.

Remember, these boxes are only available until they are full, so take advantage of this program while you can!
 

 

Art Supplies

Location: After School Arts Program
6 Bee Brook Road, Washington

Accepts: anything you might purchase at an arts & crafts store, including: brushes, empty paint tubes, cans & bottles, watercolor palettes, crayons, charcoals, canvases, sponges, notebooks, markers, tape, empty paint remover bottles & more

Oral Care Products

Location: First Congregational Church of Washington

Drop off used toothbrushes, empty toothpaste containers (including caps), and floss containers.

BACKPACKS

Location: Steep Rock Association Office,
2 Green Hill Road, Washington

Accepts: backpacks, messenger bags, & drawstring bags.

Beauty products & Packaging

Location: J. Seitz & Co,
9 East Shore Road, New Preston

Accepts: Shampoo/conditioner bottles (including caps), hair product tubes, concealer/mascara/lip balm/gloss tubes, eyeshadow tubes, lotion bottles/tubes/dispensers/jars,
shaving foam tubes (no cans, please), eyeliner pencils/cases

Candy & Snack Wrappers

Location: Washington Primary School

Accepts: Empty candy wrappers, cookie wrappers, snack bags, multi-pack snack bags, family size snack bags

Writing Instruments

Location: Washington Montessori School

Accepts: any brand of pens, pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers, marker caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps

Art supplies

Location: Washington Montessori School

Accepts: anything you might purchase at an arts & crafts store, including: brushes, empty paint tubes, cans & bottles, watercolor palettes, crayons, charcoals, canvases, sponges, notebooks, markers, tape, empty paint remover bottles & more

Art supplies

Location: Shepaug Valley School

Accepts: anything you might purchase at an arts & crafts store, including: brushes, empty paint tubes, cans & bottles, watercolor palettes, crayons, charcoals, canvases, sponges, notebooks, markers, tape, empty paint remover bottles & more

Beauty products & Packaging

Location: Byrde & the b
10 Titus Road, Washington

Accepts: Shampoo/conditioner bottles (including caps), hair product tubes, concealer/mascara/lip balm/gloss tubes, eyeshadow tubes, lotion bottles/tubes/dispensers/jars,
shaving foam tubes (no cans, please), eyeliner pencils/cases

COMPLETED BOXES & STATS:

Alkaline Batteries: 25 pounds of waste diverted from the landfill!
Garden Products: 30 pounds of waste diverted from the landfill!
Shoes: 42 pounds of waste diverted from the landfill!

97 Pounds of “hard to recycle” waste (and counting) will now be recycled, thanks to your efforts!