Roanoke Public Libraries join Trick or Trash campaign to keep candy wrappers from ending up in landfills

Roanoke Valley News

FILE – This Sept. 30, 2007 file photo shows “Fun Size” and “Mini” candies in New York. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — After a full night of trick-or-treating, the kids come back with piles of candy. However, before you start tearing apart the wrappers and finishing off the sweets, the Roanoke Public Libraries want you to hold onto the wrappers.

That’s because the libraries are joining Rubicon for its Trick or Trash recycling campaign to help reduce waste that piles up from Halloween.

Those who want to help can bring their wrappers to the Roanoke Public Libraries and place them into the Trick or Trash containers.

The wrappers will then be taken to a recycling company, g2 revolution, where the wrappers will be put through the reuse, recycling, or recovery process and made into new products or to generate energy.

Other companies partnering with the campaign include Cox Communications, Arby’s Foundation, and g2 revolution.

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