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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.

2021 Trick or Trash™ by the numbers

  • Total boxes delivered 1,980
  • Total states participating 50
  • 50+ ordered
  • 16 to 50 ordered
  • 1 to 15 ordered

Where can you host a box?

Independent businesses

Have a complimentary box delivered to your business address.

Free box


Have a complimentary box delivered to your school location.

Free box

Community organizations

Have a complimentary box delivered to your organization HQ.

Free box

Personal use

Join the effort—and the fun—as a citizen of the planet.

Pay per box

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    Partnership with 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.

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    Official education partner

    Official media sponsor

    Official entrepreneurship partner

    Official Kentucky partner

    Official nonprofit partner

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    About Rubicon

    Rubicon is a digital marketplace for waste and recycling, and provider of innovative software-based solutions to businesses and governments worldwide.

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