Brighton Farmers’ Market

Rain or shine, come to the market for fresh and delicious vegetables, fruit, meat, and more. Help support local farmers who, by growing food in sustainable ways, create a healthier food supply and a cleaner environment. Meet your neighbors, bring the kids, enjoy summer in Brighton!

Recycling at Brighton Farmers’ Market

Bring the following items at the table at the Brighton Farmers’ Market and we’ll recycle them for you.

Important! is continuing to reconsider its Farmers’ Market Recycling due to many items being dropped off that we do not accept and the amount of time it takes volunteers to sort through and put unacceptable items in the trash.

Please adhere to the below list so that this service can continue.

If you would like to help, we welcome your assistance. Volunteer here.

Items we recycle as of January 1, 2014

  • Orange prescription bottles
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). (NO incandescent bulbs please, put those in trash.)
  • Compact discs and DVDs
  • Button batteries and rechargeable batteries
  • Small electronics such as cell phones, printer cartridges, keyboards, modems, etc.
  • Sneakers (no shoes, boots, skates, cleats, light up or metal containing sneakers). Single sneakers ok.
  • Brita brand filters ONLY (Other water filters should be put in trash.)

Collected by Our Lady of Mercy through May, 2014 and recycled by Terracycle, Inc.

  • Candy wrappers (Discontinued by Terracycle 12/31/2013.)
  • Salty snack bags (Discontinued by Terracycle 02/28/2014.)
  • Writing instruments, any brand and any size pen, pencils, mechanical pencils, wooden pencils, markers and highlighters, sharpie and dry eraser markers; just to name a few.

Collected by a ColorBrightonGreen volunteer through May, 2014 and recycled by Terracycle, Inc.

  • Personal care and beauty containers:
    Including hair, skin, and make-up. Specifically: lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes (no cans, they can go in blue box), powder cases, lotion bottles, chap stick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eyeshadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lip liner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars.
  • Oral care packaging: 
    Toothpaste tubes, toothpaste caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, mouthwash bottles, mouthwash caps, deodorant containers and caps, plastic soap wrappers. (No aerosol deodorant cans—put these in blue boxes.)

Items we DO NOT recycle

  • Any items not listed above!
  • Plastics #3–7 and plastic flower pots are recycled by Monroe County. There is no need to bring these items at the Market. Make sure to place them in your recycling “Blue Box” to be picked-up by your waste hauler.
  • Styrofoam and other rigid foam packaging: see tip on our recycling tips page.
  • Egg Containers: some farmers at the market will take them.
  • Plastic grocery bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, other thin plastic bags or plastic wrap: grocery stores take them for recycling in their “plastic bag” recycling bins.

Modified: 03/15/2014