If you're like me, then you probably have items around your house that you think should be recyclable but either aren't sure if they are or know that your local recycling center isn't equipped to handle those items. The solution? Mail-in recycling programs - like TerraCycle.
Collect your random items - such as candy bar wrappers, beauty product containers or kool aid packages - send them in and TerraCycle not only turns those items into new products but also donates funds - based on the amount recyclables - to a charity or school of your choice! You do have to register and some types of items have fees, but TerraCycle does cover shipping. There are other programs like this out there, so do some research and find a program that accepts the item your looking to recycle. Every little bit helps!