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How it works

Rubicon’s mission is to end waste. We started Trick or Trash™ in 2019 with this goal in mind, sharing our passion for sustainability with each and every collection box delivery. The Trick or Trash™ box—and all its candy wrapper contents—goes on quite a journey!


Boxes are distributed

Schools and businesses around the country order Trick or Trash™ boxes ahead of Halloween. The boxes are shipped using the UPS Carbon Neutral Shipment program to ensure we keep the Trick or Trash™ carbon footprint very low.

Boxes are filled

Each box is filled up with candy wrappers (and only candy wrappers, please!), taped shut, and mailed back to the recycling processor using a pre-affixed label.

Boxes are processed

Watch the video to learn how the candy wrappers start their Second Life® as part of the circular economy.

You will receive…

One Email

Confirming the receipt of your box by the recycling processor

Followed by…

One Certificate of Recycling

Detailing how many pounds of candy wrappers you kept out of landfill

Enabling you to…

Share your success

And let your community know just how you made Halloween a little more sustainable this year


The impact of your Trick or Trash™ efforts lives beyond Halloween if you accompany candy wrapper collection with recycling and circular economy education.

Explore our educational materials

Spread the word!

Encourage others to participate in Trick or Trash™ and inspire your community to recycle this Halloween and all year long.

Visit our resources page