Good News: Recycle your Brita Filters

Good news! You can now recycle your used Brita filters at drop-off locations nationwide. Brita has teamed up with Preserve Products, a leading maker of 100 percent recycled household consumer goods, to collect and recycle Brita filters. The Preserve Gimme 5 Program will transform the plastic from pitcher and bottle filters into new Preserve products.

Preserve Gimme 5 bins can be found at many Whole Foods Market stores and other select locations, with additional drop-off points coming soon. If you don't live near a Preserve Gimme 5 location, you can mail your used Brita filters and other #5 plastics directly to Preserve.

By giving your filters, yogurt cups, takeout containers and other #5 plastics through Preserve's Gimmie 5 program, you can help give your recyclables a second life! Preserve will use the plastics to make new products like razors, toothbrushes and more.

To participate, dry your Brita filter by shaking off excess water and setting it in a dry place for at least three days. Wrap the filter in a plastic grocery bag, which will also be recycled. Then, drop off your recyclables at a Preserve Gimme 5 bin near you. Need to find a drop-off location? There's an app for that! You can download the free Gimmie 5 app in the iTunes store or find a dontation location at mygimmie5.com. If there isn't a drop-off location nearby, you can send your recyclables to: Preserve Gimme 5, 823 NYS Rte 13, Cortland, NY 13045.

An added bonus: Brita customers, can save 15% on Preserve products online at preserveproducts.com. Simply enter the code “Brita” at checkout.