How do you get rid of old pens? The easiest way to recycle pens is to send them to TerraCycle’s Writing Instrument Brigade. The program is sponsored by pen manufacturers Sharpie and Paper Mate, so you can return all their products through the program. That includes pens and pen caps, highlighters, markers and mechanical pencils.
Are pens and pencils recyclable? Through the BIC® Stationery Recycling Program, consumers can now send in all brands of pens, markers, mechanical pencils, highlighters, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers and paint sets to be recycled for free.
What can you do with old ballpoint pens?
- Cat Toys. If you remove the ink and interior parts from pens, they make great cat toys.
- Garden Markers.
- Decorate A Car.
- Plant Starter Sticks.
- Coffee Stirrers.
- Jar Funnels.
- Christmas Tree Ornaments.
- Fishing Lures.
Can ballpoint pens be recycled or not? Yes, pens are recyclable. But this is only possible to the extent that their casings are made with plastic materials that are considered recyclable. If the plastic materials are not recyclable, then there is no way they would be recycled. Also, though pens are recyclable, this does not apply to all the pen parts.