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Keeping candy wrappers out of landfills this Halloween

Join our mission to end waste

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

By participating in Trick or Trash™, you don’t have to trash those candy wrappers and doom them to an eternity in a landfill – or, even worse, in our oceans. Using one of our custom candy wrapper recycling boxes, you can help keep our planet clean and contribute to the circular economy.

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    Order a Trick or Trash box

    Trick or Trash boxes will become available again in late summer 2022!

     

    Your Trick or Trash box will arrive ready to use. Simply ask students or customers to deposit their wrappers in the box. Once it is full, ship the box using the pre-paid shipping label and we will take care of the rest.

    For a small business

    Sign up for your free box, delivered to your business address.

    2022 ordering timeline

    Summer 2022

    Launch of Trick or Trash 2022

    August

    Pre-orders begin

    September

    Boxes start shipping

    Halloween season

    Boxes in use

    Once box is full!

    Boxes returned for recycling
    2021 Trick or Trash across the country

    • Total boxes delivered

      1,980

    • Total states participating

      All 50

    • 50+ boxes ordered
    • 15 to 50 boxes ordered
    • 1 to 15 boxes ordered

    Our partnership with the National Wildlife Federation

    Known for their award-winning Ranger Rick magazines, the National Wildlife Federation has been inspiring young people to love and protect our nation’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems for generations.

    America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization works to unite Americans in giving wildlife a voice and advocating for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation’s collective heritage. We are honored to call the National Wildlife Federation the Official Education Partner of Trick or Trash.

    Our partners

    We are incredibly grateful to those companies and organizations that are helping us bring Trick or Trash to more communities around the country.

    Official media sponsor

    Official charity partner

    Official education partner

    Trick or Trash in the news

    About Rubicon

    We help our partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. It’s not just about the physical waste that businesses, governments, and organizations produce in their daily operations—it’s also about wasted time, wasted money, and wasted energy. So while our work started with keeping materials out of landfills and creating a more circular economy through recycling and reuse, it continues to grow toward creating a more efficient and effective society.

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