PORTLAND, Ore., March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, “green” is on our minds!
Spring break – and the season in general – offers a new opportunity to take a look at recycling habits at home and at work. If you’ve been wanting to step up your recycling efforts, here are our top tips:
1. Recycle right. When people recycle the wrong things, it threatens the health of local recycling programs and potentially creates dangerous situations for workers at sorting facilities. What you put in your recycling basket matters! This is the perfect time to make sure you know what goes where. Check to see if your cart’s lid has an explanatory sticker, visit your recycling provider’s website for a list of recyclable materials, and download their app, if available.
Many forward-thinking municipalities and recycling haulers offer helpful apps with collection schedules, a searchable database to know what goes where, and important information to help people manage even the most confusing items for disposal. If they don’t offer any, ask them!
2. Ask for a second cart. Although not all recycling programs are able to meet this demand, it never hurts to ask. If your household generates more recycling than your cart or container can hold, don’t just throw it away! It’s worth asking your service provider, whether it’s your municipality or a private recycling company, if they can provide a second recycling cart at no extra cost. Many of them will.
3. Lead the charge. If you don’t have access to recycling at home — and you live in a multifamily dwelling, like a condo or apartment — it’s up to you to contact your homeowners association (HOA) or landlord to make it happen. produce. Recycling in multi-family environments presents unique challenges. You can demonstrate your understanding of the subject by providing your landlord with our Guide to starting a multi-family recycling program. You can also bring this information to your HOA.
4. Recycle everywhere. If you recycle at home, this is just the beginning! Recycling at school, work and on the go is also important. To help you get started, check out for free workplace recycling toolbox of the nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. Recycling at school? Your college or high school green team can make it easier for you with the digital tools to recycle on campus from Recollect, a software provider of digital communication tools for the waste industry.
5. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling conserves energy and natural resources, but it’s the third “R” of the iconic three Rs for a reason. “Reduce” and “Reuse” come first. Research how you can reduce the amount of waste you generate and reuse more of the rest. The US EPA provides some good ideas on its recycling site.
If you want guides, ideas and other best practices, check out the resources offered by To remembera Routeware company.
ReCollect, a Routeware company, provides digital recycling education and awareness tools that make it easier for governments, carriers and universities to connect and engage with the people they serve. Our solutions save time and resources, and help foster better recyclers. For more information, visit www.recollect.net.
Routing software digitally transforming the waste and recycling industry for over 20 years. Our mission is to help waste and recycling operators use technology to delight customers, improve operations and protect our planet. Routeware solutions are used by smart cities and carriers in every US state, Canada and the UK, benefiting over 50 million people. Learn more about www.routeware.com.
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