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Mailing Best Practices

Mailing your Preserve toothbrushes back to us for recycling makes the most sense if you mail in bulk. Learn about how to mail most efficiently, saving postage and resources.

The Story Behind Preserve's Toothbrush Takeback

Preserve's toothbrush takeback program has evolved over the years as we have made changes to make it more environmentally and financially sustainable. Learn about recent changes and why recycling your...

What we Accept for Recycling

Learn about the types of #5 plastics that Preserve accepts for Recycling and how you can prepare them for drop off or mail in

Our Gimme 5 Program

We'd like to tell you about how our very innovative Gimme 5 program got started.

Programs

Gimme 5 Caps Recycling
Gimme 5 Caps Recycling

The Gimme 5 Caps Recycling program, "Save the Caps" works with schools to assure that plastic caps get recycled properly and don't end up in landfills or on beaches.

News

City of Cambridge uses Bikes for Recycling Pick Up

We were excited to learn that the city of Cambridge in Massachusetts is using bikes for recycling...

Easier Recycling for Vermont's Farmers

A new program makes it easier for Vermont's farmers to recycle

Drink your beer from a can

Ensure that your brew's packaging gets recycled.

Electronics

Recycle your electronics.

Paper Cartons

See if your town recycles paper cartons!

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FAQs

What happened to your Keurig pod recycling program?

After working with Preserve Gimme 5 since 2013 to recycle their #5 pods, Keurig Green Mountain® has discontinued their Gimme 5 mail-in program and is now directing recyclers to put their clean #5 brewed...

Why can't I recycle my Preserve razor blades with Gimme 5?

When we look at Preserve’s razors and their environmental footprints, heating water to shave with and the blades are the main drivers. (The handle itself can be reused for years and when it’s done,...

Do you accept Brita filters for recycling?

Starting in 2016, Brita has chosen to offer their consumers a different recycling solution for filters and because of this, the Gimme 5 program unfortunately can no longer accept Brita filters or other...

Partners

Plum Organics
Plum Organics

Plum Organics joined the Gimme 5 program in order to provide a recycling solution for their pouch caps. When put into municipal recycling programs, caps are so small that they often literally fall through...