Category Archives: Green Tips

Computer Recycling

Goodwill and Dell have teamed up to provide locations to recycle all your old computer equipment, printers, monitors, etc. for free. Just take them to your local Goodwill store. Learn more on the Dell Reconnect website.

What you need to know:

  • This program is FREE. Any brand computer is eligible for donation.
  • You are responsible for removing data from your hard drive.
  • Neither Dell nor Goodwill takes responsibility for your data.
  • Donations may be tax deductible. Check with your tax advisor regarding eligibility and donation value.

Goodwill Henrietta
Jefferson Plaza
376 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Goodwill Downtown
451 S. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620

Cork Recycling

Save your wine and champagne corks—extend their life!

Yemm & Hart, a recycled building materials supply company, is collecting wine cork stoppers with the goal of converting them into a useful self-sustaining product. Their goal is to extend the useful life of this natural resource for decades and to raise awareness of the cork oak tree and its ecosystem.

Do not send plastic wine stoppers and other non-cork materials.

Mail to:
Wine Cork Recycling

Yemm & Hart Ltd
610 South Chamber Dr
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Sneaker Recycling

Give new life to those old, beat up sneakers!

Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program turns worn-out athletic shoes of any brand into Nike Grind, a material used in sport tracks, courts and playgrounds.

Please note:

  • Only athletic shoes such as running shoes, sneakers, etc.
  • Sneakers cannot contain any metal (grommets, eyelets, zippers, rivets, etc.).
  • Sneakers cannot be in plastic bags, tied together or light-up.
  • No cleats, spikes, boots, shoes, flip-flops, sandals, clogs, crocs, etc.

Find locations on the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe website.  Also, check the list of items currently being collected for recycling or reuse by ColorBrightonGreen.

Crayon recycling

The Crayon Recycling Program takes old, rejected, broken crayons and recycles them into fresh, new crayons, which are then available for purchase. Leave the wrappers on the crayons for easier sorting.

When you are ready to ship your used crayons, these tips can help to keep your costs down.

  • One large box is less costly than several small boxes.
  • Use sturdy boxes that closely fit the amount of contents (to avoid crushing or breaking box).
  • Small packages (less than 5 pounds) will cost less shipping via USPS.
  • Use UPS basic ground service for packages over 5 pounds and let them know that you are shipping to a business (lower rates). UPS: 1-800-742-5877
  • Learn more on the Crazy Crayons web site.

Mail crayons to:
Crayon Recycling Program
LAF Lines Ltd.
721 Village Road
Pelican Lake, WI 54463