Your response to the HSA’s recycling program has been phenomenal; thank you so much for teaching your children about the importance of recycling! But have you ever wondered what happens to your items once we receive them?
Most of the items we collect go to Terracycle, an upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products.
Reusable writing instruments (pens, pencils, markers etc.) recycled from classes that are in good working condition are distributed to children with the help of Market Street Mission in Morristown.
Use the list below to remind you of the Everyday Items you can recycle & bring in to help earn money for our schools!
- Pens & pen caps
- Mechanical pencils
- Highlighters & caps
- Permanent markers & caps
- Scotch tape dispensers
- Scotch tape core rolls
- Brita Filters
- Nespresso Capsules
- Febreeze Aerosols
- Shampoo, conditioner and hair products bottles, caps and tubes
- Makeup tubes, cases, packaging
- Soap dispensers and tubes
- Body wash and lotion dispensers and caps
Other Earth-friendly events we have helped to coordinate and promote:
- No Idling Initiative @ Hilltop: Families are encouraged to reduce idling of their cars while waiting in the school line; at traffic stops; etc.
- Hilltop's Walk-to-School Program: Kicks off on Fri. Sept. 22nd, and will continue each Friday thereafter throughout September & October.
- Liter-less Lunches @ Hilltop: Tues. 9/26/17; Tues. 10/24/17; Wed. 11/15/17; Tues. 12/12/17
- Earth Day Activities @ Hilltop: Plans are underway for Earth Day 2018! Last year on Earth Day, children made Seed Pods with flowers, vegetables, seeds, and recycled paper collected from their classes to take home and plant in their yards. Students also created an Earth board, and were encouraged to make a small pledge on how they will help take care of the Earth.