Often community members would love to contribute to recycling in their neighborhood, but they do not know how to go about it. Maybe they have started going green by using reusable sandwich bags but now want to go a step further. The following are a few ways you can help to increase recycling in your community.
Inform Your Neighbors About Recycling
This can be delivered directly to the residents of the community by flyer or an email. It can contain ideas on how to recycle many household items. One of the most important aspects of a newsletter is to make residents aware of which household items can be recycled, and how this will help reduce pollution in the world and their own community.
Let Your Neighbors Know How to Participate
The key to recycling in your community begins with knowing what to do. Specifically, you need to explain the steps needed to recycle a particular item. Often an item that can be recycled is simply thrown away because residents do not know the proper way to dispose of it and just want to clean it out and away from their home. An example would be with consumer electronics. Your neighbors need to know where to take these items to have them recycled.
Organize a Rewards Program
There are programs that can be put in place that are organized by companies that work with both cities and waste disposal companies. Residents who dispose of recyclable waste in the proper manner are awarded points that can be used to purchase discount items on the Internet. Motivating your community with tangible rewards is proving to show impressive results across the country.
What a great idea to make your neighbors aware of how to recycle. We just had a huge recycling event at the neighborhood market buy our house and their was a HUGE amount of electronics turned in. They did major promotion before the event so I’m sure that helped spread the word on what to do.
That recycling event sounds like it was a great success. That’s awesome! Lord knows how many electronics and other stuff people have in their garages that can be recycled.