Recycle your used markers!

What is accepted?

  • All brands of plastic markers
  • Dry erase pens
  • Highlighters

Where to bring them?

You can send markers to the school with your child. Teachers will collect them. There will also be deposit bins at the school.

About the Program

Mrs. Gilbertsons class is heading up a marker recycling program at our school called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles. 

All around our school, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

If you want to know more about the program, you can check out the Color Cycle website

Image Credit:
Greg Rosenke