Dispose of Pens Right

Do not place pens or other writing instruments in your curbside recycling.

TerraCycle offers national programs (Brigades®) to collect previously non-recyclable or hard to recycle waste including writing instruments. While some programs have a cost, most of the Brigades offer free shipping as well as a rebate or donation for each piece that you collect. Learn how the Terracycle Brigade programs work.

If no recycling options exist, place in the regular trash for disposal.



Looking to recycle, donate or dispose of other items? Use the dark blue 'What Do I Do With?' search bar at the top of every page of this website. Allow location services or use the city drop-down to find opportunities in your local area.