What You Can Recycle at the Senior Center

Recycling at Verona Senior Center

 

The Verona Senior Center collects the following items. **Please read carefully as there are items we do not accept.

ORAL CARE PRODUCT RECYCLING

 

What’s Accepted – All brands of used/empty oral care products and packaging.

Not Accepted – Electric toothbrushes

WRITING INSTRUMENTS RECYCLING

 

What’s Accepted

– Empty writing instruments

– Glue sticks

– Flexible packaging

– Water color dispensers

Not Accepted

– Wite-out products

– Free ink (shakable) markers

 

EYEGLASS RECYCLING

 

Thanks to the support of the Lions Club, VSC now recycles eyeglasses.  Simply drop off your old lens to be repurposed through the Lion’s Club.

 


Please be mindful when depositing trash and recylcling

at the Senior Center.  If trash gets put in the BLUE RECYCLING BINS,

VSC will be charged.  Thank you for your help!


Thank you to those who helped us recycle 534 lbs of plastic.

Our new bench is here!  Thank you to the Verona Lions Club for making

this possible!!!


HOW THE RECYCLING PROGRAM WORKS

Simply drop off items at the Verona Senior Center front desk during open hours and we’ll take it from there.  **Please only bring acceptable items.  For questions contact Stephanie at 608-845-7471.  As of the end of May, we have collected 103 lbs of waste!!!  Thank you to all who have brought items to VSC.

What Happens When We Send In Our Materials?

 

TerraCycle follows many steps to recycle the products we collect.

 

1. Regulatory review – TerraCycle completes an extensive assessment of the materials they recycle.  Steps are taken to follow local, regional, and national regulations to confirm how each item in the accepted waste list can be safely collected, shipped, and/or stored in each market.

 

2. Receipt & check-in – Shipments of waste are sent to a Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), which are located in the same country in which the waste originates. TerraCycle currently operates in 21 countries!!

 

3. Sortation & aggregation – Materials are sorted based on material characteristics and composition, using a wide variety of sorting technologies, including manual sortation, size separation, sink/foat, optical, air density, gravity, magnetic, and more, in order to route material downstream for proper processing and handling. Incineration (or any other form of converting waste to energy) is avoided.

 

4. Cleaning & processing – Once sorted, the different material types are cleaned and then sent to third-party partners to process the materials into usable forms. For example, metals and aluminum are shredded and smelted into metal sheeting, ingots, or bar stock. Glass is crushed and melted to be used in new glass bottles (if clear), or brick, cement, or concrete applications (if colored).  Rubber is generally cryo-milled into a powdered state for flooring
applications. Organics are composted or used in industrial and commercial fertilizers. Plastics are the largest category of material they collect.  These materials are size-reduced (made smaller by being shredded or ground), then melted and reformatted into pellets, fakes, or a powder format.

 

5. What happens to the recycled material?
After they recycle the waste into raw material, it’s sold to manufacturing companies who produce the end product and complete the recycling journey. These end products may include outdoor furniture and decking, plastic shipping pallets, watering cans, storage containers and bins, tubes for construction applications, flooring tiles, playground surface covers, athletic fields, and more!

 

For more details visit
https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

4/1/2022 – update

We have filled our first bucket full of glasses…

keep them coming!

Writing Instruments

 

What’s Accepted

 

-Empty writing instruments
-Glue sticks
-Flexible packaging
-Water color dispensers
-Markers

 

 

NOT Accepted

 

White-Out products
Free ink (shakable) markers

Oral Care Products

 

What’s Accepted

 

All brands of used/empty oral care products & packaging

 

NOT Accepted

 

Electric toothbrushes

How Does the Program Work?

 

Simply drop off items at the Verona Senior Center front desk during open hours and we’ll
take it from there. **Please only bring acceptable items. For questions contact Stephanie at
608-845-7471.

 

Out With The Old, In With A New…Toothbrush?!

 

Thanks to a generous donation, anyone who brings in an old toothbrush for recycling will receive
a new one!

 

Mask Recycling

 

We are also excited to advertise the library is recycling disposable masks! Stop by to recycle your used masks during library open hours.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE BE MINDFUL ABOUT RECYCLING

Please be mindful when depositing trash and recycling at
the Senior Center. If the wrong items get put in the BLUE
RECYCLING BINS, we will be charged. Thank you for your
help!