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Recycling Charlottesville

Recycling at Dogwood Refillery

Crayons:

With The National Crayon Recycle Program, you can donate any unwanted, rejected or broken crayons that will be recycled into new crayons! Did you know that almost 500,000 pounds of crayons are discarded every year in the U.S. alone??

Corks:

Bring those natural corks you have lying around and contribute to our Carpets Plus Re-Cork C'Ville box! All corks collected are sent to Cork Club, an organization that recycles corks to benefit Forest and Ocean Conservation!

 

Masks:

Recycle any non-woven disposable plastic-based masks including 3-ply surgical, dust masks, KN95 and N95 masks. Of course I hope you safely reuse your disposable mask as much as possible before choosing to recycle!

Beauty products & packaging:

Recycle any brand of empty cosmetic, hair care or skin care packaging! Like with any recycling, it is important to clean out your containers and follow guidelines to prevent "wish-cycling" which leads to contamination, please let me know if you are unsure before placing it in the box.

Recycle items such as:

  • Conditioner bottles and caps
  • Eye liner pencils (non-wooden) and cases
  • Eye shadow tubes
  • Face soap dispensers and tubes
  • Hair gel tubes and caps
  • Hair paste plastic jars and caps
  • Lip balm tubes
  • Lip gloss tubes
  • Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
  • Mascara tubes
  • Plastic concealer tubes and sticks
  • Shampoo bottles and caps
  • Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
  • Spray bottles and triggers 

Not accepted: aerosol or pressurized cans, electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners, perfume bottles, nail polish bottles or removers, wooden eyeliner pencils, any bio-medical, bio-hazardous waste, or partially full and full packaging (tubes, jars and containers) such as nail-polish, lotion, soap or ointments.

FAQ:

PVA - Why Dogwood Refillery Doesn't Sell Laundry and Dish Pods or Strips
Forbes: Study Says Up to 75% Of Plastics From Detergent Pods Enter The Environment, Industry Says They Safely Biodegrade