Here at Willis Lane, certain recycling means money for our school. Your student(s) know these items as Super Recycling and we encourage you to use this phrase to differentiate your regular recycling (paper, plastic, aluminum, etc.) from these items that earn money for our school. Items in the super recycling program (photos below) include the following:

- Air care (no bottles)

- Brita filters

- Cereal bags

- Cleaner packaging (no bottles)

- Drink pouches

- Energy/granola bar wrappers

- Entenmann's Little Bites pouches

- Go-Go squeeze pouches

- Glad bags and containers

- Glue sticks and bottles

- Oral care packaging (no mouthwash)

- Personal care (no deoderant)

- Scotch tape dispensers and cores

- Snack bags (chips, etc., no cookie bags)

- Solo #6 plastic cups 

- Writing instruments

NOTE: We no longer accept diaper packaging, cheese wrappers/packaging or lunch kits (i.e. lunchables) since these recycling programs have been discontinued. 


Please help us by collecting these recyclables at home in the brown shopping bag we sent home in September and returning to school when full. We will award a prize to the class who returns the most bags throughout the school year. Thanks for participating in our super recycling program and for being super stewards of the earth!


Please contact Melissa Malone at if you have any questions or need a new bag or list to be sent home with your student.


Air Care accepted waste: 

  1. All brands of air freshener cartridges and plugs
  2. Packaging and flexible fim packaging
  3. Trigger heads (no bottles)

Brita® accepted waste

  1. Brita® pitchers
  2. Brita® bottles
  3. All types of Brita® filters
  4. Brita® faucet filtration systems
  5. Brita® filter packaging
  6. Brita® dispensers

Cleaner Packaging accepted waste:

  1. Pumps and caps
  2. Triggers (NO BOTTLES)
  3. Pouches
  4. Flexible cleaner product packaging

Colgate Oral Care accepted waste:

  1. Toothpaste tubes and caps
  2. Toothbrushes
  3. Toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging
  4. Floss containers

Please note: Electronic toothbrushes and electronic toothbrush parts are not recyclable through this program. No mouthwash bottles.

Drink Pouch Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Aluminum and plastic drink pouches (no need to remove the straws)
  2. Drink pouches with spouts

Energy Bar Wrapper Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Foil-lined energy bar wrappers
  2. Foil-lined granola bar wrappers
  3. Foil-lined protein bar wrapper

Entenmann's Little Bites Pouch Brigade accepted waste: Entenmann's Little Bites plastic pouches

Glad packaging accepted waste:

  1. Glad® ClingWrap and all other brand plastic wrap
  2. Glad® Press'n Seal® wrap
  3. Glad® plastic food storage containers and lids as well as other brands
  4. Glad® food storage bags and all other brand storage bags

Glue packaging accepted waste:

  1. Glue sticks and caps
  2. Glue bottles and caps          

GoGo Squeez accepted waste: Healthy snack plastic pouches and caps

Cereal bags accepted waste: Plastic cereal bags and cereal box liners

Personal Care and Beauty accepted waste: NO DEODORANT PLEASE

  1. Hair care packagingsuch as shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers, and hair paste plastic jars and caps
  2. Skin care packagingsuch as lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (no cans), and hand lotion bottles and tubes
  3. Cosmetics packagingsuch as lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging and bottles, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils

Scotch Tape Brigade accepted waste: Plastic tape dispensers and core

Snack bag accepted waste: no cookie bags please

  1. Family size snack bags (foil lined)
  2. Individual size snack bags (foil lined)
  3. Multipack snack bags (plastic)

Solo Cup Brigade accepted waste: ONLY #6 rigid plastic cups

Writing Instruments Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Pens and pen caps
  2. Mechanical pencils
  3. Markers and marker caps
  4. Permanent markets and permanent marker caps