The Town of Bow Recycling and Solid Waste Committee is now participating in the TerraCycle collection program. TerraCycle is a company that offers free recycling solutions for hard-to-recycle waste. The items being collected are not currently accepted by our Town's single-stream recycling program. To properly recycle these items, please place the items in the TerraCycle collection bins located outside the Town of Bow Community Building (on the Knox Road side).
How Terracycle Works
Terracycle offers a free recycling program for hard-to-recycle items by working with brands, retailers and other companies/stakeholders who fund the recycling process. The waste our town collects is sent to Terracycle, where it will be sorted, aggregated and then sent to third-party partners to process the materials. Plastics are often shredded or ground, and then melted and reformatted into pellets, flakes or a powder format to be turned into outdoor furniture and decking, shipping pallets, watering cans, storage containers, playground and athletic fields, and more.