Valentine's Day Recycling Program

Posted on
February 5, 2024
Recreation Commission

The Falls Village Recreation Commission is happy to announce that we will be partnering with Lee H. Kellogg school and collecting candy wrappers to be recycled again!
"Trash to Treasure" is a program that helps reduce waste and keep candy wrappers out of the landfill, and to be recycled and used again for another purpose. The plastic from the candy wrappers is used to create doggy bags for local animal shelters. Paper and aluminum wrappers are recycled using traditional methods, and any food waste that accidentally ends up in the box is composted!

The Falls Village Recreation Commission successfully collected and filled the box of candy wrappers during Halloween of last year, and we are asking for your help to encourage Kellogg students to save and recycle their Valentine's Day wrappers. 

Materials that can be recycled with this program include: candy wrappers, snack and chip bags, granola bar wrappers, gum wrappers, aluminum foil and foil based packaging. 
The collection box will be located at the Kellogg School Library. 

More information about the program can be found here: Trash or Treasure 2023-24 | Don’t Let Trash Go To Waste (

Don't have a child at Kellogg but still want to participate?
Contact Emily Peterson, Falls Village Recreation Director ( for more information and collection arrangements!

Halloween Recycling Program 2023
Thanks to you, 1.9 pounds was saved from our landfill and recycled to make doggy bags for local animal shelters.