Recycling

Electronics Recycling Drive: Fall 2017

West Green Club will be hosting two electronics recycling drives on consecutive weekends.

Event #1: Saturday, 10/28 at Randall Elementary School (1802 Regent St) from 8am to 3pm
Event #2: Saturday, 11/4 at Shorewood Elementary School (1105 Shorewood Blvd) from 8am to 3pm

 

West Green Club will accept "any brand of working or non-working computer equipment and just about any item that can be connected to a computer." Examples of such items are listed below. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take TVs or electrical appliances.

West Green Club recommends a suggested $5 donation for each item that you bring. All proceeds will go towards our ongoing initiative to install 100 solar panels at West High School. More information about this initiative can be found here

  • Monitors
  • Computers (desktop or laptop)
  • Hard drives (external or internal) *Please back up any valuable information and erase sensitive data from the hard drive before dropping it off
  • Keyboards (wired or wireless)
  • Mice (wired or wireless)
  • Printers (laser or inkjet)
  • Ink and toner cartridges (full or empty)
  • Speakers (with or without cables)
  • Cords and cables (including power cords and USB cables)
  • Scanners
  • Software

Please email contact@westgreenclub.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Composting Program Information

West Green Club introduced composting to Madison West High School, now one of two schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District with a composting program, in the spring of 2016 after establishing a partnership with the City of Madison. Through the lunchtime composting program, volunteers instruct Madison West High School students how to properly dispose of their food waste. Since the establishment of this program, West Green Club has seen dramatic reductions in the amount of waste generated.

West Green Club later expanded the composting program by purchasing two carts each with four bin receptacles designated for trash, recycling, composting, and TerraCycle through a $500 grant from the Student Support Foundation club at Madison West High School. These carts greatly enhance the visibility of West Green Club’s composting efforts for students.

Battery Recycling Information

Launched in October 2016, Madison West High School's battery recycling program offers students and staff a convenient way to recycle batteries and serves as a central component of West Green Club's electronic-waste recycling initiatives. Once the battery recycling bin is full, West Green Club brings them to Union South, where the Wisconsin Union and UW-Madison Office of Sustainability collect and recycle the batteries.

Program Impact (as of 6/27/2017): 154 pounds of batteries recycled

Electronic-Waste Recycling Drive

West Green Club, in conjunction with Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin, is hosting an electronic-waste recycling drive on Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Earth Day) from 8am to 3pm in the Staff Parking Lot of Madison West High School (the corner of Highland Ave and Van Hise Ave): 30 Ash St, Madison, WI 53726.

Drop off any computer and computer-related equipment to be recycled. Accepted items are monitors, computers, laptops, hard drives (external or internal), keyboards, mice, printers, ink and toner cartridges, speakers, cords and cables, scanners, and software. At this time, we are unable to accept the following items: TVs, electrical appliances, lamps, copy/fax machines.

To help fund some of our club’s efforts, we encourage a $5/item tax-deductible donation. All proceeds will fund our ongoing solar panel expansion project.

If you have any questions regarding accepted items for recycling or other event details, please contact us at contact@westgreenclub.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

TerraCycle Program Information

TerraCycle is an innovative organization based in Trenton, NJ that collects and upcycles commonly-used packaging and recyclable waste sent largely by schools, individual households, and community organizations. TerraCycle offers several different recycling programs (referred to as "brigades"), each tailored to a specific item. By participating in the following TerraCycle recycling programs, TerraCycle sends West Green Club shipping labels for us to send hard-to-recycle waste for TerraCycle to recycle; in return, TerraCycle makes a donation to Madison West High School. To date, TerraCycle has helped over 63 million people in 20 countries recycle enough waste to raise $15 million for schools and charities. More information about TerraCycle and their initiatives can be found at www.terracycle.com. 

West Green Club has placed TerraCycle collection receptacles throughout classrooms and hallways at Madison West High School as part of a broader effort to eliminate waste in our community. Students have the opportunity to TerraCycle their items (which diverts waste from landfills and raises funds for our club's projects) by placing the items listed below in designated bins. We welcome the opportunity for any Madison residents to participate in our TerraCycle program. Simply let us know which recycling programs you may be interested in participating in at contact@westgreenclub.org. We will promptly respond with information about how you can collect these TerraCycle items at home, drop them off at Madison West High School, and create a lasting environmental impact. 

Note: TerraCycle receives sponsorships from companies to fund their recycling programs. For some of their free recycling programs listed below, only the items of the brands that sponsor them can be sent to TerraCycle for recycling. The programs that are brand-specific are designated with a registered trademark (®) symbol. Click on each link below for a list of all items accepted through TerraCycle.

Bear Naked® Recycling Program - Bear Naked granola bags and Bear Naked granola bites bags

Brita® Recycling Program - Brita dispensers, Brita bottles, Brita filters (bottle filters, standard filters, stream filters, Longlast filters), Brita filter packaging, Brita faucet filtration systems, Brita pitchers

Oral Care Recycling Program - toothpaste (tubes, caps, cartons), toothbrushes, toothbrush packaging, floss containers

Drink Pouch Recycling Program - aluminum and plastic drink pouches

Earthborn Holistic® Recycling Program - Earthborn Holistic plastic pet food and treat packaging

Energy Bar Wrapper Recycling Program - foil-lined wrappers (energy-bar wrappers, granola bar wrappers, meal replacement bar wrappers, protein bar wrappers, diet bar wrappers), Clif brand packages

Entenmann's® Little Bites® Pouch Recycling Program - Entenmann's Little Bites plastic pouches

Snack Pouch Recycling Program - snack plastic pouches and caps

Cereal Bag Recycling Program - plastic cereal bags and box liners

Open Farm® Recycling Program - Open Farm pet food packaging

Performance Nutrition Recycling Program - performance nutrition packaging

PUR® Recycling Program - PUR pitchers, PUR filters, PUR faucet filtration systems and adapters, PUR packaging, PUR dispensers

Tom's of Maine Natural Care Recycling Program - mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, toothbrushes

Wellness® Pet Food Recycling Program - Wellness Complete Health and Wellness CORE plastic pet food packaging

 

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