Recycling the Unrecyclable

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
through Terracycle

SINCE 2018

1,000 chip and snack bags
recycled through Terracycle

1,500 K-Cups recycled through Keurig