Bring your Plastics

Making changes at Wellspring Holistic Center, is one way we are helping our environment. We also wanted to find a way to help the community recycle some of its waste. As a result, Wellspring has started an affiliation with a company called TerraCycle. Here is a blurb from their website about who they are:

“TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month.”

We are committed to helping the community recycle some of their non-recyclables.  You will find two new cans at our center.


  1.  The larger can is sponsored by Clif bar and will recycle all power bar, energy bar and granola bar wrappers such as Clif bars, luna bars, or any of the many brands that are on the market today.  Any foil lined wrapper can now be recycled.  It must be washed and dried before placing it in the bin.  When the bin is full, we will ship it off to TerraCycle to be recycled.
  2. The second can is sponsored by Tom’s of Maine and will collect natural care product packaging such as: mouthwash bottles and caps, deodorant containers and caps, toothpaste tubes and caps, soap packaging, floss containers, and toothbrushes.  All containers must be cleaned and dried before placing them in the bin.  Once the bin is full, it will be packaged and shipped to TerraCycle.

We are so excited to start the New Year by reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste.  If you have any other suggestions about how we can improve our practices, we welcome the feedback.  If you have questions about the new recycling programs at Wellspring, please call us at 570-421-3708 or email us.

Away we go!

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Changes at the office

The first change that happened was in the  bathroom.  The paper towel dispenser has been replaced with a hand dryer.  This will reduce the amount of paper towels we use each week which reduces our garbage by 50%!

The second change that happened was in the waiting room which no longer supplies plastic water cups.  We have been recycling all of the plastic cups we use since we opened 11 years ago, but by replacing the disposable plastic cups with reusable plastic cups we will decrease our recycling by 75%!

The third change that happened was finding a way to recycle all of the plastic waste from the acupuncture needles.  By collecting and sending away all of the needle wrappers, we will reduce our garbage by another 35%!

In our next blog, we will talk about how we are partnering with  TerraCycle AND YOU to help reduce all of our plastics.

Please check out that blogpost (Friday 2/1), as it gives you a way to get involved too! We will be collecting items at our center and you are welcome to drop off your plastics, wrappers, etc. Stay tuned!

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