The Madison Area YMCA is working to keep the planet green with the help of recycling and upcycling company, TerraCycle®.
TerraCycle offers national programs called Brigades® that offer free shipping as well as a donation for each piece of garbage collected.
The community is invited to join the Y’s chosen Brigades®.
The Y’s indoor playground, Kids Central, has joined three of TerraCycle’s Brigades: GoGo squeeZ Brigade® (collecting any brand of healthy snack plastic pouches and caps); Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade® (collecting CLIF® Bar packaging and any brand of foil-lined energy bar packaging); Drink Pouch Brigade® (collecting any juice pouch brand that is aluminum or plastic with straws/spouts).
The Y’s Family Center has joined two of TerraCycle’s Brigades: PUR Brigade® (collecting PUR® pitchers, filters, faucet mounts, adapters, packaging film and dispensers) and Brita® Brigade® (collecting Brita® dispensers/bottles/pitchers/ filters/filter packaging).
Bring recyclables to the Family Center and drop them off in designated boxes in the Family Center lobby and outside of Kids Central on the lower level of the Family Center, located at 111 Kings Road.
TerraCycle is an international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging/products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would otherwise be destined for landfills. It repurposes the items into new, innovative materials and products that are available online and through major retailers.
The Madison Area YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. All are welcome to experience the Y. Financial assistance is available to individuals and families who cannot afford Y membership and programming.
GoGo squeeZ Brigade®
ANY BRAND of healthy snack plastic pouches AND caps
Drink Pouch Brigade®
ANY BRAND of juice pouches - aluminum or plastic pouches with straws or spouts (straws may be left in)
Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade®
ALL Clif® Bar product packaging AND ANY BRAND Foil lined energy bar
PUR® pitchers, dispensers, faucet mounts and adapters, filters and packaging film
Brita® pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, all filters and filter packaging