Traditional Montessori teaching methods leading into the 21st century.

Asheville Montessori School


Dear Parents,

Our TerraCycle brigade has been going well! Instead of going into the landfill, these hard-to-recycle items are being turned them into affordable green products! For more information about the TerraCycle program and products, visit www.TerraCycle.com. Thank you, everyone, for your collection efforts!

Here’s a recap of the items we are collecting at school for recycling:

Writing Instruments

Any brand of…

ink pens & caps

  • mechanical pencils
  • markers & caps
  • highlighters & caps

(2 TCP per item = $0.02 per item)

Personal Care & Beauty Items

Any brand of…

  • toothpaste tubes / caps
  • tooth brushes
  • floss containers
  • mouthwash bottles / caps
  • deodorant containers / caps
  • plastic soap wrappers
  • hair care packaging
  • skin care packaging
  • cosmetics packaging

(2 TCP per item = $0.02 per item)

Scotch Tape

Any brand of…

  • Plastic tape dispensers & cores

(2 TCP per item = $0.02 per item)

Brita® brand name ONLY

  • anything by Brita®

(pitchers, bottles, filters, faucet filtration systems, packaging, etc)

(50 TCP per lb = $0.50 per lb)


Any brand of… working AND non working

  • Standard CELL PHONES, smart phones, and iPhones
  • Digital cameras, camcorders, and graphing calculators
  • Select toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges
  • iPod® devices, Laptops, notebooks, netbooks, e-readers, tablets and iPads

(Points vary by device and range from 7,500 TCP per item = $75.00 per item to 25 TCP per item = $0.25 per item)

TCP = TERRACYCLE POINT 1 TCP = $0.01 donation to charity:water

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office, or email!