Wal-Mart Parking Lots Have Solution to Consumption Guilt Wal-Mart Recycling Program Pays Cash for Trash Wal-Mart Parking Lots Have Solution to Consumption Guilt Wal-Mart Recycling Program Pays Cash for Trash
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Wal-Mart Parking Lots Have Solution to Consumption Guilt Wal-Mart Recycling Program Pays Cash for Trash

by Alex Goldmark

November 11, 2010

A set of New Jersey Wal-Mart parking lots now have a way to turn consumer product waste into profits. (Well, a little pocket change, anyway.)

 

The best part is, Terracycle pays three cents for each piece of waste deposited. Up until now they've had brigades of children—more than 12 million kids!—doing this for them to raise money for their schools. Wal-Mart already does some other recycling collection, but this is the only way I know of to get paid for used yogurt containers.

Since they started in 2001, Terracycle has reclaimed more than $1.85 billion pieces of non-recyclable packaging. Now anyone in South and Central Jersey can help, and earn money for a school or charity while they're at it.

If you don't live in the area, you can send Terracycle your waste by mail—and the shipping cost is on them. 

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Wal-Mart Parking Lots Have Solution to Consumption Guilt Wal-Mart Recycling Program Pays Cash for Trash