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TRASHed :: Recycling Store

Recycling Bottles And Cans To Get Cool Stuff

Quick Facts

  • Since 2004, the TRASHed Recycling Store has collected over 13 million bottles, cans and biodegradable cups at the biggest festivals in North America.

  • The TRASHed Recycling Store rewards people with cool prizes – everything from festival passes to hydration bags to autographed gear.

  • Popular TRASHed Recycling Store destinations include X Games, Coachella, Outside Lands Festival, Dew Tour, Ultra Festival and Central Park.

About The Program

The TRASHed :: Recycling Store is an interactive recycling program that encourages people to recycle renewable materials that accumulate on-site at large events and festivals.

Using recyclable bottles, cans, and biodegradable cups as a form of currency, people are able to “buy” merchandise from the TRASHed :: Recycling Store. The more people recycle, the more they win! In the past, the TRASHed :: Recycling Store has given away everything from backstage passes, autographed merchandise, DVDs, sunglasses, backpacks, video games, skate decks, movie merchandise, and much more.

TRASHed :: Recycling Stores have been featured at events ranging from the Coachella Music Festival to the Teen Choice Awards and has developed experiences unique to each event. A true key to our success is outfitting the TRASHed :: Recycling Stores with merchandise specific to the audience attending each event.

By providing an entertaining and interactive vehicle for people to actively recycle, the TRASHed program develops a deeper awareness about recycling, keeps event venues clean, and allows individuals to receive rewards for their efforts.

October 22, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

Treasure Island Music Festival 2014 is in the books. Another epic performance from our friends in The Bay, on the mainland and across the seas. While Massive Attack, Outkast, Alt-J, Zedd and others crushed it on the main stage, legions of recyclers battled to save every last bottle, can and cup. The Recycling Store treasure [...]

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September 19, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

Do you love priceless booty? Looking to round up a few recyclable castaways? Ready to invade Treasure Island with the likes of Outkast, Massive Attack and Washed Out? If you’ve checked all the boxes then prepare to board as we set sail for to San Francisco to celebrate 8 years of  greatness. The Recycling Store [...]

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September 11, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

With a new home, larger festival grounds and an even bigger crowd, FYF Fest 2014 stepped to the plate and knocked it out of the park. The sold out crowd took a minute to familiarize themselves with the new venue and then went to work on saving tens of thousands lost bottles, cans, and cups. [...]

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September 11, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

California’s First City hosted another legendary festival as the entire Central Coast rocked and recycled with Global Inheritance. With big name acts and even bigger prizes, you couldn’t find a unhappy festival goer or lost can/bottles/cup on the fairgrounds. Thanks to all the great people who made this program possible. From the recyclers and promoters [...]

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September 11, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

Global Inheritance teamed up with our friends at the Budweiser Made In America Festival to run the last Recycling Store of the summer. Over 44,000 bottles/cans found their way into the store as festival attendees took on the elements, packed stages and lots of distractions to fulfill their mission. As Kanye West, Kings of Leon, [...]

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August 22, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

The TRASHed Recycling Store began its history 10 years ago. What began as a non-profit’s passion project to help keep festivals clean has evolved into an evergreen program that has graced some of the biggest events across the globe. The initiative has taught people the art of recycling, while saving millions of bottles/cans/cups from the [...]

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June 14, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

The summer festival season has arrived, and Global Inheritance is kicking it off BIG with a TRASHed Recycling Store doubleheader next weekend! Join us at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas or Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE (in partnership with Ekocycle), as we inspire hundreds of thousands of music fans to reduce waste, recycle, [...]

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May 3, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

The Showdown is over.  The town people are celebrating and the Stagecoach Festival attendee saved the day once again. Recycling Cowboys an Cowgirls blazed a trail to the TRASHed Recycling Store while saving countless bottles/cans from landfill outlaws this past weekend in Indio, CA. Everyone chasing down empties and turning them in received ticket upgrades, [...]

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May 3, 2014maggieNo CommentsCoachella, TRASHED :: Art of Recycling, TRASHED :: Recycling Store

A huge thank you to all the amazing people who helped bring the sustainability programs to life this year at Coachella. Your hard work, dedication and intelligence helped make this year one of the best ever. None of this is possible without you. Special thanks to the lovely people at Coachella / Goldenvoice, all our amazing volunteers, interns [...]

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April 10, 2014maggieNo CommentsTRASHED :: Recycling Store

It’s a high noon showdown at the biggest country stage in the Wild West. The TRASHed Recycling Store returns to the Empire Polo Grounds and we are rounding up a team. What’s at stake? Pride, glory and a bounty that will impress even Uncle Jesse. Help Global Inheritance battle the garbage can gang, save innocent [...]

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