CAN I RECYCLE IT?

RECYCLING PROGRAMS

WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program)

Plastic bags and film do not go in your recycling bin. Yet, participating retailers and some municipal transfer stations will accept the following plastic bags or film for recycling: shopping bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, bubble wrap, packaging pillows, dry cleaner bags, and plastic shrink wrap used around cases of bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper and other commodities. Find a participating retailer near you at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.

PaintCare

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Connecticut. PaintCare has set up over 140 drop-off sites in the state for unwanted, leftover paint for recycling. Most of these sites are at paint and hardware stores. PaintCare will make sure that your leftover paint is remixed into recycled paint, used as a fuel, made into other products or properly disposed. Find a participating retailer near you at www.paintcare.org.

Connecticut  Electronics Recycling Program

In 2007 a law passed allowing Connecticut residents to recycle certain electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers and televisions for free. This law requires municipalities to provide a drop-off location for their residents. To learn more about your town’s e-waste recycling program, contact your local recycling coordinator.

Bye Bye Mattress Program

Bye Bye Mattress is a mattress recycling program. Whether your town picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase or you drop it off, the Bye Bye Mattress program diverts your old product from waste to recycling. Learn more at www.byebyemattress.com.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Traditional circular thermostats contain several grams of liquid mercury. These thermostats should not be placed in the regular trash. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation established a recycling program to recover and recycle mercury thermostats. Click here to find where you can recycle your thermostat.

GRANT PROGRAMS

RecycleCT School Grant

Open to all K-12 schools, with preference for schools registered with the CT Greenleaf Schools program. Maximum gift is $1,500.

School Grant Criteria and FAQ

School Grant Application

We accept proposals by email only. Please save proposal and all attachments as a PDF before attaching to your email. Please email to: RecycleCT1@gmail.com. Your subject line should state: School Grant Application

The grant application deadline is November 15, 2016.


RecycleCT Innovation Grant

The goal of the Innovation Grant is to fund new and innovative processes, programs, or demonstration projects in the areas of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting in Connecticut. The Innovation Grant targets sustainable materials management initiatives that advance local, regional, or statewide knowledge and participation in building sustainable alternatives for materials otherwise destined for disposal.

Innovation Grant Criteria and FAQ

Innovation Grant Application

We accept proposals by email only. Please save proposal and all attachments as a PDF before attaching to your email. Please email to: RecycleCT1@gmail.com. Your subject line should state: Innovation Grant Application

The grant application deadline is January 20, 2017.