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Bailey’s Glen residents show coffee pods can be recycled

Bailey’s Glen Recycling Committee. L to R: Janet Hirsch, Sandy Shore, Subaru Sales Manager Zachary Ratley, Subaru General Manager Steve Porter, Bonnie Sekely, Carol Lehman and Suzanne Fulton.

July 22. By Suzanne Fulton. Bags and bags of used coffee pods are on their way to TerraCycle thanks to the Bailey’s Glen Recycling Committee and Subaru. In response to a request sent by the committee in early June to fellow homeowners, the plastic pods poured in.

This past Tuesday, five members of the committee delivered two trunk-loads of pods to Subaru Concord.

Subaru runs a recycling program called Love the Earth through Terracycle, which accepts certain hard-to-recycle products and packaging and turns those materials into new items like park benches and bike racks.

The program is special because the Mecklenburg County recycling facility does not accept coffee or creamer pods.

Bonnie Sekely, who had read in the Subaru magazine about the collaboration with TerraCycle, started the ball rolling to collect pods in Bailey’s Glen, an over-55 active lifestyle community in Cornelius. This was their second annual coffee pod collection project.