Glen Rock, NJ – Members of the Glen Rock Environmental Commission and the Glen Rock Green Team recently attended a private tour of TerraCycle in Trenton, a company that specializes in recycling hard-to-recycle materials.

GREC Commissioner Dr. Candace Lynch hopes to bring the first “Zero Waste Box Program” to the recycling facility in town this spring. The box, funded by a BCUA grant, will be specifically to recycle plastic bottle caps. Currently, residents can recycle bottle caps that are 2” in diameter or larger. This program will cover every sized cap.

The tour included a glimpse into projects past, present, and future. 

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“Their mission was so inspiring - “the idea of zero waste," council member Teresa Gilbreath said.

Glen Rock members of GREC and Green Team also got a chance to learn about the “Loop” program, based on moving away from single-use packaging by introducing reusable, refillable containers.

To learn more about the Glen Rock Environmental Commission and the Green Team you can email grec@glenrocknj.net. Both have monthly meetings at Borough Hall throughout the year.