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Recycling

Giving back to Mother Earth at Bartells

In partnering with local governments, utilities and recyclers in addition to participating in
many recycling initiatives, we can help you dispose of certain hazardous items safely and easily.

In-Store Recycling

At Bartells, we believe in the importance of preserving the environment just like you do. Not only do we encourage internal recycling among employees, but Bartells also participates in chain-wide recycling programs for our customers.

In partnering with local governments, utilities and recyclers in addition to participating in many recycling initiatives, we can help you dispose of certain hazardous items safely and easily.

 

Below are our current programs, but check back for updates and new initiatives.

 

Medication Disposal

In conjunction with the Take it Back Network, customers can recycle unwanted or expired medications at
select Bartells.

  • Did you know that medication poisoning is the most common cause of accidents among children and the
    elderly? Getting rid of these medications makes your home safer for your family.
  • Proper and safe disposal of unwanted medications prevents theft and other misuse.
  • Recycling your unwanted medication helps protect the environment. When you return your medications for
    proper disposal, you are protecting local waters and marine life.
  • For additional information or a list of what can be safely disposed. click here

Rechargeable Batteries & Cellphone Recycling

Safely recycle rechargeable batteries, old cell phones, including the battery through the Call 2 Recycle program. We all can do our part to preserve the environment and make sure these items don’t end up in a landfill.

Action:

Recycle these items free at any neighborhood
Bartells

A Bright Idea - CFL Light Bulb Recycling!

Why recycle CFLs? 
All CFL bulbs contain a small amount of mercury that is harmful to the environment and poisonous to people as well.

Why use ENERGY STAR CFL bulbs?
They use up to 75% less energy and last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Action:

Bring in your used CFL bulbs to any Bartells and we'll make sure they're recycled. All bulbs brought in to Bartells are taken to Ecolights. This means your old light bulbs won’t go on a world tour before being recycled.

Use ENERGY STAR qualified CFL bulbs

Bartell Drugs, along with local utilities, offers discounts on ENERGY STAR CFL bulbs year-round. Discounts are applied at purchase time.

* See your neighborhood Bartells for specific discounts

 

Click on your areas' service provider for more information

 

Ongoing Events & Sponsorships

Mr. Yuk is the symbol used by the Washington Poison Center to label poisons in and around the home.

Stop by the pharmacy department in any Bartell Drugs pick up a sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers, complements of Bartell Drugs, and join with us in creating a safer home environment.

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