January 13, 2015


The Olive Twist, a culinary boutique and online retailer, allows you to taste and match over 25 olive oils and 25 of Italy's finest aged balsamic vinegar condimentos to your personal palate.  We encourage you to create your own twist and enjoy the experimentation of flavor fusions.  As a bonus, our samplings are rich in antioxidants that add to our health benefits without losing the quality of flavor.

Allen County Solid Waste Management District Awards The Olive Twist

3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Commercial Category:

The Olive Twist

The Olive Twist is an olive oil and vinegar store with two locations that recycles bottles with a discount to customers for bottle return.  This helps customers save money, reduces shipping costs for new bottles, and keeps glass out of the landfill.

Some accomplishments from the past year are:

  • Customer education and outreach on bottle recycling through signs, word of mouth, social media, newsletters, and events.
  • Reaching out to other olive oil stores to implement recycling.
  • Reuse other materials as possible such as bags and boxes.
  • Saving money for themselves and customers through re-use and recycling.
  • Recycled 5800 bottles in 2013, on track to recycle over 7000 this year.  Saving $14,750 per year in new bottles and shipping.