Don't want your fruitcake? Recycle it

12:28 PM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
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LITTLETON - Barbara Bailey started The Great Fruitcake Recycling Project as a way to save the most unwanted holiday treat from becoming food waste.

Bailey collects unwanted fruitcakes and sends them to good homes. Since 2005, Bailey has "rescued" nearly 1 million fruitcakes.

Distraught by the number of fruitcakes tossed in landfills each year and their serious environmental impact, she decided to take a stand and help "save" the most unwanted holiday treat from causing any more damage to the planet.

Since 2005 Barbara has rescued and recycled 954,673 fruitcakes through The Great Fruitcake Recycling Project .

Owners can mail their unwanted, unopened fruitcake to Barbara. She in turn mails the fruitcake to someone who loves the sweet treat. 

When properly prepped and protected fruitcake is said to be able to last anywhere between 3 and 25 years! 

This year Barbara has teamed up with Glad Food Protection to help support the #SAVEITSUNDAY movement to reduce food waste in the home by collecting unwanted, uneaten fruitcakes. has more information abut reducing food waste.

Your unwanted and uneaten fruitcake, can be mailed securely wrapped to:
The Great Fruitcake Recycling Project
c/o Garage Sale Industries, LLC
40 W. Littleton Blvd.
Suite 210-278
Littleton, CO 80120

If you want to get a free fruitcake go to If you are in the Denver Metro area, Barbara can arrange a time to pick one up.
Cost: Only shipping fees. Types of fruitcake: The Great Fruitcake Recycling Project finds loving homes for any and all fruitcakes, no matter their shape, size or consistency.

You can find a variety fruitcake crafts and recipes at

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