Upper MastheadTitleClose the LoopLower MastheadMasthead Divider

Crayon Recycling

If your home is like mine, you have crayons in just about every nook and cranny available. Most of them are broken or stubs, but they still color. I just can't bring myself to throw them out. But what am I supposed to do with them?

A company called LAF Lines, Ltd. has a solution. You can send your unwanted crayons to them and they will melt them down and create new crayons from the old bits and call them Crazy Crayons. You can send your unwanted crayons for crayon recycling to:

Crayon Recycling Program
LAF Lines Ltd.

721 Village Road
Pelican Lake, WI 54463

This is a great idea for schools and daycares! When you're ready to ship the crayons to LAF Lines, Ltd. for crayon recycling, please consider the following to keep your shipping costs down:

Bullet Use sturdy boxes that closely fit the amount of contents (to avoid crushing and breakage of box).
Bullet A large box is less expensive to ship than several small boxes (do not exceed the 70 pound limit per box).
Bullet Small packages (less than 5 pounds) may cost less shipping via the U.S. Mail.
Bullet If using UPS basic ground service, call UPS @ 1-800-742-5877 to let them know that you're shipping to a business (for lower rates).

Crayon Prep

Bullet You don't have to do anything to the crayons! Just collect, box, and ship them as they are.
Bullet Please LEAVE THE WRAPPERS ON THE CRAYONS! It makes each much easier to sort and makes it easier for you to send them! Thank you!

Crayon Recycling Logo
For more information, on the crayon recycling program, please visit...

Next - Crafts from Trash

More Parents Recycling Resources

Parents Recycling Resources
Parents recycling resources that communicate how a parent's influence is essential in molding our children's habits and values. How you can help grow a green generation.

Reusing Your Trash
An average American generates more than 4 pounds of trash every day. Reusing your trash allows you to begin whittling down that 4 pound pile. And as an extra incentive, it can save you money!

Reuse Trash Ideas
An extensive listing of helpful ideas for you to reuse your trash and reduce your contribution to the landfills.

Crafts From Trash
Recycle Crafts and create treasure from trash. Have fun with your family or your students while creating works of art with items that might normally be thrown away.

Community Involvement
Recycling is always for a worthy cause - helping the environment. But what if you could help your community in other ways in conjunction with recycling? Recycle and volunteer to make the world a better place.