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Peculiar things you can recycle

Whether you recycle at the curb with the city of Dalton curbside recycling program, or at one of the convenience centers in Whitfield County, you're probably accustomed to recycling paper, cardboard boxes, aluminum beverage cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles. These are some of the most common things accepted for recycling in residential recycling programs across the country. But there are other very peculiar things that can be recycled, too -- just not at the curb or at a local drop-off site. If you want to take the extra step to recycle something out of the ordinary, consider the following items that can be mailed in to manufacturers who are either reusing or fully recycling materials that otherwise would end up in the trash heading to the landfill. Oral care products: The paperboard box that holds your favorite tube of toothpaste can be recycled with mixed paper. But did you know you could recycle your old toothbrush, floss container and empty toothpaste tube, too? Colgate and TerraCycle have teamed up to create the Oral Care Brigade at www.terracycle.com. A brigade is a mail-in program for recyclable materials being processed by TerraCycle, a company specializing in hard-to-recycle items. To participate, collect your oral care products in a small box lined with a plastic bag. When full, tie up the bag, make sure there are no leaks and seal the box. Print your shipping label from the TerraCycle website and send your old toothbrush packing.

Flanders School to Unveil Its New Playground

Next week the students and teachers at Flanders Elementary School will unveil their new playground made from recycled oral care products after winning the TerraCycle® Recycled Playground Challenge. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned at the Victoria Drive school at 10 a.m. Oct. 21. Flanders Elementary earned the highest total number of Playground Credits in the TerraCycle® Recycled Playground Challenge to become the grand prize winner of a playground made from toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and floss containers.

School Recycling Challenge getting ready to launch

The collected challenge materials will be recycled through TerraCycle, an organization focusing on non-traditional recycling. “We hope everyone in our community will get excited about this,” she said. “It’s an easy and effective way to keep material out of landfills and put them in line to be recycled and reused. It’s not a far-out concept and the whole community can get behind it.”

Colgate and Meijer announce consumer recycling contest

TerraCycle announced its Recycled Playground Challenge, an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”) and Meijer – to help encourage healthy smiles and environments among school children and consumers. Running through September 30, 2015, schools located throughout Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin are eligible to compete for a new playground made completely of recycled material by joining TerraCycle’s Oral Care Brigade™ program. Through the Oral Care Brigade™, a free recycling program run by Colgate and TerraCycle, schools will earn one ‘Playground Credit’ for each shipment of empty toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, and floss containers sent to TerraCycle.