Trash for Cash

Trash for Cash is a recycling program that turns items that are not normally recyclable into cash and cool stuff for our school.

Drop off items in the collection bin in the main office during school hours, or make other arrangements for your drop-off by emailing us at

Items accepted are:

Oral care items: empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, and related packaging. No flossers or electric/battery toothbrush heads, please.

Personal care and beauty items: empty hair care, skin care, and cosmetics containers and packaging. Includes pump spray nozzles, lip balm tubes and other hard-to-recycle items. Deodorant containers and aerosol cans are NOT accepted.

Baby food packaging: flexible or rigid plastic packaging, shrink labels, plastic containers, plastic lids, and pouches. Items should be rinsed and dried.

GoGo Squeez pouches: Any brand of foil snack food pouches (applesauce, yogurt, etc.) Please bag these separately from baby food pouches if possible so we don’t have to sort them.

Cell phones and small ink jet cartridges

General Mills Box Tops for Education: General Mills is phasing out the box tops that you clip and turn in to school, but continue to collect any that look like the example at right. Please check expiration dates.

Those clippable labels are being replaced with an online redemption program that does not require clipping or mailing in the labels. The new Box Tops look like this:

Download the Box Tops for Education app and select Seward Montessori as your school.

Apple app:

Google Play app:

After a shopping trip, open the app and scan your store receipt. The app will confirm your purchase and add 10 cents to the Seward Montessori account for each eligible product you’ve purchased.

It is really easy and the earnings add up quickly--give it a try!

One more thing… Do you order from Amazon? If so, have you used You can designate Seward Montessori PTA, and Amazon will donate a portion of your order to Seward. Prices and services are the same, and Seward will benefit. Every little bit helps us support Seward!