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Sep 16

Independent recycling that pays off!

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 12:45 PM by Monica Boehringer

Apologies to all of my blog followers! I have been working on City of Manassas projects that will help make our city an even better and more fabulous place to live, work and play. But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been looking at some new ideas and information to share with you.

I have been watching the TerraCycle site for a while and reading up on how other communities have taken advantage of the great independent recycling opportunities on offer right now.

Are you frustrated by cigarette litter?

Would you like to take that nasty stuff off the street and send a contribution to help Keep America Beautiful at the same time?

Well now you can!

TerraCycle is a small private business headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. It makes consumer products from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste ("upcycling") and by reusing other waste materials. The company has made some very smart choices in partnering with brands, manufacturers, and retailers to offers free recycling programs to help people collect and recycle “hard-to-recycle” waste.

It’s open to everyone and really easy to do!

All that is required is that you choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!

Everyone’s recycling pens, water filters, food and drink pouches, energy bar wrappers and more! Visit the TerraCycle webpage to see how you can use recycling to help support your favorite organization. 

Please be advised that this is an independent program and not part of the City of Manassas Refuse and Recycling Program. Please contact TerraCycle at for more information.