Citizen Crayon

Sharpening pencils, stockpiling craft supplies, throwing out lidless markers and old crayons… all part of the back-to-school preparation.

This year why not start a crayon recycling program instead of letting precious, petroleum-based wax crayons waste away in landfills?

The National Crayon Recycling Program collects old crayons to melt them down into new, eco-friendly crayons. The program accepts any crayons, but will only melt down those made in America to eliminate the risk of toxins.

Since 1993, they’ve collected over 55,000 pounds of crayons for recycling. Their finished products are earth-friendly and available for purchase at reduced rates for schools.

Click here to find out how you can give those old crayons and crayon pieces a second life.