NON-TRADITIONAL RECYCLING PROGRAM
Non-traditional recycling methods offer Brunswick and Glynn County citizens even greater opportunities to recycle as much as possible and assist with landfill waste reduction.
With technology improvements and growing industry interest, new technologies and programs are making it easier than ever to recycle almost anything plastic.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful accepts the following non-traditional recycling streams by appointment -
oral care products
beauty/personal care products
Recyclables should be dry and bagged according to waste stream before drop off. Contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to arrange drop off. Pretty please do not drop items by door if we are out, and definitely, do not include sharps!
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful partners with TerraCycle to promote non-traditional recycling opportunities throughout the Golden Isles. Through TerraCycle, non-traditional items such as cosmetics, personal care items, pens, markers, highlighters, toothpaste tubes, tooth brushes, cigarette waste and much more can be recycled. Households and/or businesses sign up and save via TerraCycle and then download a prepaid shipping label to ship collected materials to TerraCycle for recycling. Households and/or businesses also have the option to purchase prepaid boxes for shipping various items to TerraCycle.
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful promotes “eliminating the idea of waste” in various media outlets and provides tools and information to encourage community businesses and individuals to participate in TerraCycle’s programs and increase collections of non-traditional recyclable items. Together with participating community members, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is directly diverting specific waste materials from the landfill and into the recycling stream. Click HERE to learn more about Terracycle.