In addition to pizza boxes, other items that are considered unrecyclable often get tossed into waste streams.
But Lafayette’s Office of Sustainability works with innovative companies that accept andrecycle such things as batteries, ink cartridges, chip bags, and pens.
Here’s a look at the progress.
400 pounds of batteries recycled through
Big Green Box, a nationwide program that offers
low-cost ways to recycle batteries and electronics
20,000 pounds of electronics recycled
through Clean Earth Inc., a national specialty waste
disposal and recycling company
40 pounds of oral care and personal care products
recycled through Terracycle, a company that
collects and repurposes complex waste nationwide
500 writing utensils recycled
1,000 chip and snack bags
recycled through Terracycle
1,500 K-Cups recycled through Keurig