DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS WE HAVE HAD TO TEMPORARILY PAUSE OUR GIMME 5 MAIL IN PROGRAM. OUR SORTING FACILITY IS IN NEW YORK STATE AND IS SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS BY THE GOVERNOR ON NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO START BACK UP SOON. 3-25-20.
How To Recycle
The Gimme 5 Drop Off program is changing. Since Gimme 5 was founded in 2007, access to #5 recycling has increased tremendously. Many of the items that once found a recycling home in the Gimme 5 bin (such as yogurt cups and hummus tubs) can now be recycled locally. Because of this, we are now changing our focus for in-store collection at Whole Foods Market to be on an item that still faces recycling challenges: the plastic cutlery that is used for in store dining. Although it is not yet in all regions, in-store Gimme 5 collection at Whole Foods Market is changing to focus on cutlery, with all other #5 recycling through Gimme 5 being directed to mail in. Learn more about this change here.
Check out our Gimme 5 FAQs here.
See a list of what we accept for recycling here.
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