Trick or Trash: Waste reduction company sets up boxes in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake for used Halloween candy wrappers

Virginia Beach
halloween2520candy_1507316774189_305689_ver1-0_27450493_ver1-0_640_360_626420

DALLAS TX – OCTOBER 31 2015: Decorative pumpkins filled with assorted Halloween chocolate candy made by Mars Incorporated and the Hershey Company.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — What do you do with all the wrappers from all those Halloween candy? A waste reduction company says they can help.

Rubicon, a software platform that provides full-service waste management, recycling, and smart city technology solutions, has set up boxes across Virginia including Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to throw away their candy wrappers.

According to Rubicon, more than 600 million pounds of candy are purchased each year for Halloween in the United States alone. That’s a lot of wrappers whose vast majority end up in landfills due to an inability by most curbside recycling programs to recycle them

Using the custom candy wrapper recycling boxes, residents can help keep the planet clean and keep the wrappers from ending up in landfills or worse, the ocean.

The locations of the recycling boxes are listed below:

  • Virginia Beach
    • Landstown High School (2001 Concert Dr.)
    • Bayside High School (4960 Haywood Road)
    • Cape Henry Collegiate (1320 MillDam Road)
    • Fort Story Community Garden (481 Cranston Lane)
    • Shelton Park Elementary School (1700 Shelton Road)
  • Chesapeake
    • Deep Creek Elementary School (2809 Forehand Drive)

To order your own Trick or Trash box, click here.

Download the WAVY News App to keep up with the latest news, weather and sports from WAVY-TV 10. Available in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Event Calendar

Trending Stories

WAVY Twitter Widget

***Don’t Miss Module Removal CSS***

WAVY Facebook