Every year school supply lists for younger students include crayons. The most budget conscious, sensible, and earth-friendly parents likely encourage their children to use perfectly good crayons another year with the promise to buy more when it’s needed. Many parents feel compelled to start the new year out by sending a fresh box of new crayons and then relegate the old ones to the home craft project bin. Families with avid colorers and daycares who can burn through many colors appreciate the never ending supply of crayon cast offs.
But what do you do with old crayons that the kids outgrow and no longer use? Consider recycling the crayons rather than throwing them in the trash. Crayon wax spends an eternity in our landfills. Crazy Crayons and the National Crayon Recycling Program will take your old crayons and make them into new ones.