DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS WE HAVE HAD TO TEMPORARILY PAUSE OUR GIMME 5 MAIL IN PROGRAM. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND HOPE TO BE ABLE TO START BACK UP SOON. WHEN WE REOPEN, WE WILL POST UPDATES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO THIS PAGE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 5/29/20
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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