Recycling Basics

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Recycling Basics: This Recycling 101 component of the campaign is focused on starting and maintaining a recycling habit to encourage more residents to recycle more and recycle better.

HOW TO USE THE RECYCLE RIGHT CAMPAIGN POSTS:

  1. Click "Read More" on the post you are interested in sharing
    • To quickly share the entire image and text to Facebook, click the blue "Share" button 
  2. To share the image and text in an email, on a website, or through social media like Instagram 
    • Click the "Download Image" link to automatically save the image to your computer
    • Click the "Copy Text to Clipboard" button to automatically copy the text that appears beneath the image

Bonus: Each post includes ready-made hashtags to be used on social media.


 

Recycle ALL Materials Accepted at your Local Transfer Station, with image of woman recycling

♻️ LEVEL UP YOUR RECYCLING HABIT ♻️

It's time to make a commitment: If something CAN BE recycled at your transfer station or recycling center, then YOU WILL recycle it CONSISTENTLY!

Source- Separated: Plastics, glass, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans - be sure to check out what your center takes (especially when it comes to plastic), whether caps should be left on or off, and then go from there. Make sure your items are clean (rinsed)Read more

Start the Ultimate At-Home Recycling: Compost!

♻️ LEVEL UP YOUR RECYCLING HABIT: START COMPOSTING! ♻️

Now that you are consistently recycling glass, aluminum, plastics, and paper away from your waste stream, it's time to LEVEL UP and take on another big contributor to landfills: food waste!

Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 30% of what we throw away, but could be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and releaseRead more

If You're Not Buying Recycled, You Aren't Fully Recycling with image of two Black women shopping

♻️ IF YOU ARE NOT BUYING RECYCLED, THEN YOU AREN'T FULLY RECYCLING!♻️

This is one of our FAVORITE habits to share. We know how important - and impactful - it is to recycle for financial and environmental reasons, but many are NOT really fully recycling. Why? Because even though you may have established a recycling habit to turn in glass, aluminum, plastic, paper, and cardboard, you may not yet actively try to BUY products made from recycled materials, closing theRead more

Help Someone START their Own Recycling Habit

♻️ PASS IT ON: HELP SOMEONE YOU KNOW START THEIR OWN RECYCLING HABIT ♻️

You've been working hard at starting your own recycling habit - or upping your recycling game. Now it's time to pass it on and help someone you know start their OWN recycling habit!

**Before we say anymore, we just want to remind you to be kind and supportive when passing on this habit! "Eco-shaming" - shaming someone for their recycling habits or other choices that affect theRead more

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