What We Collect

Keep what brings you joy, recycle the rest

At Leave No Footprint we believe that almost everything can be diverted from the landfill through recycling or donation. Here's some examples of what we collect:

Item Drop off Location Tax Deduction?
3 ring binders Staples Take Back Program
Batteries Best Buy Take Back Program
Bedding, pillows,curtains Green Market Textile collection/SA Yes
Bicycles http://www.recycleabicycle.org/ Yes
Books Libraries, Salvation Army Yes
Cassette tapes, VHS tapes Plastic Recyclers
Ceramics Salvation Army Yes
Cheese Plastic Wrapping Teracycle Cheese Packaging Recycling Program
Chip/Snack Bag recycling Teracycle Snack Bag Recycling Program
Clothing Green Market Textile collection/SA Yes
Compost Green Market Compost collection
Electronic Waste Retailer Take Back Programs
Energy Bar Wrappers Energy Bar Wrappers
Fire Extinguishers NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
garden hoses Plastic recyclers
Glass (other than bottles & jars) Glass Recyclers
Light bulbs Retailer Take Back Program
Lighters NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
Luggage Green Market Textile collection Yes
Mercury containing devices (thermometers, thermastats) NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
Paint NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
Pen, markers Teracycle Writing Implement Recycling Program
Pharmaceuticals Pharmacy Take Back Programs
Plastic bags Retailer Take Back Program
Plastic foam Plastic Recyclers
plastic juice/food pouches Teracycle
Plastic tubes (toothpaste, cosmetics, etc…..) Teracycle
Rugs/Furniture Salvation Army Yes
Shipping plastic: bubble wrap, foam peanuts Retail Take Back Programs
Shower curtains Plastic Recyclers
Smoke Detectors NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
Sponges Green Market Textile Collection Yes
Sports balls Schools, Plastic Recyclers
Toothbrushes Teracycle Oral Care Recycling Program
Umbrellas Green Market Textile Collection Yes
Water filters Whole Foods #5 Plastic Recycling Program
Flammable Household products NYC Department of Sanitation Disposal Program
Baby products http://www.babyearth.com/renew Yes