Recycling Programs

 We all know that zero waste doesn’t really mean zero; at least not without the help of recycling programs. Here at Ray’s Reusables we want to make it as easy as possible for those hard-to-recycle items to get recycled! 

We have two major partners for recycling programs who collect a variety of materials for us. Read more about both of them, and what you can bring in,

Bottle Underground logo

 

Bottle Underground

Accepted materials:

  • Glass! 

Glass drop offs are accepted during all store hours, no appointment required. 

Did you know that glass is one of the most recyclable materials around? Yet only about one third of glass ends up getting recycled. Boo! 

Through our partnership with Bottle Underground we are able to accept any post-consumer glass that you have. This includes beer bottles, wine bottles, salsa jars, tiny tincture jars, you name it! 

Once they collect it one of two things happens: they de-label/wash/sanitize containers for purchase by businesses like mine, or they cut and blow the glass into new beautiful functional household items including plates, glassware, light fixtures, and so much more. To read more about their mission and see their work, click here.

All glass must be clean and dry to be accepted for drop off, but you can leave the labels and lids on. 

Rabbit Recycling Logo

Rabbit Recycling

Accepted materials:

  • cork
  • rubber bands
  • twist ties
  • bread tags 
  • cords and wires
  • produce nets
  • plastic bottle caps

Above items are accepted during all store hours, no appointment required. 

If you’ve ever wished that you could just have one place to send all of your theoretically-recyclable-but-difficult-to-recycle items then you’re in luck! 

Rabbit Recycling calls themselves ‘zero waste in a bucket’ for good reason. They simplify niche or specialty recycling by acting as a single stream option for these materials so you don’t have to find solutions and drop off/mail in points for each and every thing. To learn more about their home recycling program click here!

You can drop off all of the above materials in shop during all store hours, and once a month we do an extra special recycling drop off. Some materials that we’ve collected on these one-day events include:

  • flexible plastic bags (grocery bags, bread bags, etc)
  • snack wrappers
  • foil lined snack wrappers

We have plans to collect more specialty materials in the future as well, so if you have a suggestion for something you would like to see recycled please email us at info@raysreusables.com.

All materials must be clean and dry for drop off, so please be sure your materials are free of food debris, or oils!

To see when our next extra special recycling day is click here to view our in-store events calendar. 

Psssst! Did you know that all of our recycling bins through Rabbit are sponsored by members of our community? Isn’t that amazing?! Please check out our community sponsor page to see who is sponsoring which bin right now :)

If you are interested in sponsoring a bin, please reach out to info@raysreusables.com to be put on the list.