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2018 Recycling Program
FREE Local Service

Our Gift to Our Local Patrons

SheilaLynnK Art Studio is a registered recycling facility for several TerraCycle packaging recycling programs. To supplement the recycling program already offered by our local department of public works; Collection of LISTED, CLEAN and DRY recyclable items will take place at the studio January - December 2018.

The studio staff and volunteers reserve the right to reject all items which do not meet cleanliness standards. To share ideas about going zero waste; join our TrashFree Challenge FB Group

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed. Please note that it must be completely dry prior to drop-off.

Open and unfold bags, pouches, and wrappers to ensure cleanliness, ease drying time, and minimize storage space.
Open toothpaste tubes along the bottom seam and up the side, fold open, scrape out contents, wash, rinse, and dry completely.
Thoroughly wash, rinse, and dry ALL containers prior to transport drop-off at the studio.
When applicable, please neatly flatten, fold, and bundle items (i.e. wrapped with twine, or in a paper bag,etc.) for easy sorting, storage, and prep for shipping.

NYS Plastic Bag and Film Plastic Reduction Laws
New York State's Plastic Bag Reduction, Reuse and Recycling Act - With New Amendments

NYS Plastic Bag and Film Plastics Recycling for Consumers
Consumers ARE able to recycle film plastics at certain retail stores and most grocery stores. Stores must make recycling collection bins for film plastics available to customers in a visible, easily accessible location. If film plastics collection containers are not available in a regulated store, please email or call (518) 402-8706. We will need the store name and location (street address and city).
What are Acceptable Film Plastics for Recycling?

The FREE enrollment-based program at SheilaLynnK Art Studio is designed to benefit Local and Global Wellness.

Enrollment requirements include:
Name, current contact information, estimated materials list, scheduled drop-off date(s)/time(s).
CONTACT the studio to enroll in the program and/or become a program volunteer.
Please provide: your name, contact information, what town you are from, list the items you intend to recycle, and suggestions for your drop off day/time.
You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is complete.


Print and Send the Recycling Program Patron Registration Form
This form (an attached printer-friendly pdf) is for local patrons who have items on the Recycling Program list that they would like to drop-off for recycling.

Consult the following links for pdfs with more details about these materials collected at the studio. Please print responsibly.

Recycling program drop-off/pick-up options are also available for local artists, merchants, and vendors COLLECTING items.
Please register using the LOCAL VENDOR REGISTRATION form if you have re-usable packaging (i.e. glass jars, tins, plastic containers) for your product or project that you would like local customers to drop-off at the studio for your scheduled pick-up.No deliveries. (Local artists may register to use this program site to receive specified items for their Up-cycled Art project.)


The Sticky Buzzard, Cuba NY ~ Any size CLEAN AND DRY Honey Containers


Snack Bag Recycling
Any brand of Family-size snack bags, individual snack bags, and multi-pack snack bags

Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps Any brand of toothbrushes Any brand of toothpaste cartons and toothbrush outer packaging Any brand of floss containers

Energy Bar Recycling Program Any Brand ~ Foil-lined energy bar wrappers; foil-lined granola bar wrappers; foil-lined meal replacement bar wrappers; foil-lined protein bar wrappers; foil-lined diet bar wrappers; Clif Bar & Co. wrappers from Clif Bars, Luna Bars, MOJO, Builders, Crunch, Clif Kid Z-Bar, Kits Organic, Clif Kid Z-Fruit, Shot Bloks, Shot Gels, and Shot Drinks; pouches from Clif Organic Energy Food

Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program Any brand~ Mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothbrushes

Malt-O-Meal Cereal Bag Recycling Program Any brand plastic cereal bags and box liners

Other Eligible Items Up-Cycled for Local Art like this Mandala project at the David A. Howe Library

Clean and Dry ~ Plastic bottle caps, envelope “windows”(cut out and bundled flat), burlap (bundled flat or rolled), nylon mesh (6 inch pieces or larger~bundled flat or rolled), wire mesh (rust free~6 inch pieces or larger~bundled flat or rolled) shoe laces, yarn and string (36” or longer), greeting cards (bundled flat~personal info removed), plastic or wooden beads

You might also be interested in:
"GREEN MATTERS" my bloggy post about the decision to provide this local service.

This Bloomberg article "TerraCycle Makes money off your cigarette butts and flip flops" By Stacie Sherman and Elise Young (November 27, 2017)

This article from ICIC "After Boost from Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), TerraCycle Continues to Grow Sales and Impact" Written by Liz Holden

This Huffington Post Article "TerraCycle Recycles The ‘Non-Recyclable’ - Cigarette Butts, Candy Wrappers And Its Own Profits" By Harry Bradford (Updated Jul 31, 2013)