March 2015 Residential Communications Resources
Topic: Recycling, Organics and Trash Signage
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TITLE: See the sign and recycle more
TEASER
Label your recycling, organics, and trash bins to increase recycling and decrease
what goes in the landfill.
BLOG/ARTICLE
See the sign and recycle more
You can help make recycling at home and special events easier with signs.
Recycling, organics recycling and trash signs or labels help family members or
guests know your expectations, and help ensure waste ends up where it belongs.
“Excuse me, do you recycle?”
We have all been there before. You are at a party. You finish your soda and snacks
and you scan the room for where to drop your paper plate and plastic cup. You see
a trash can and make your move. When you get there you realize that there are
several bins to choose from. Which one is the recycling? You try to decipher by
what is already in the bins, but you just cannot crack the code.
Signs and labels help direct
Something as simple as putting a recycling and trash label on your collection bins
can be a huge step in preventing recyclables from ending up in the landfill.
Avoid confusion by using free, downloadable signs from the Recycling Association of
Minnesota. Labeling your bins lets guests know that you are serious about recycling
and allows them to participate with ease without you having to worry about policing
your guests. For some guests who don’t care where bottles go, signs or labels can
help them see just how effortless it is to set up a recycling system in their own
home.
Waste stations at home
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
Reflect your recycling values with colorful signs and simple sorting. Just taking a
few minutes to set up a waste station is an important part of keeping your recycling
efforts going.
A “waste station” is a fancy term for a simple concept: bins clearly labeled for
trash, recyclables, and organics arranged side by side. Recycling bins should look
different than trash cans, and labels should be large, clear and specific. Place your
waste station where recycling and trash are generated, such as where the mail is
opened, where the kids are cleaning out school folders and where cans, bottles and
jugs are tossed.
When you are planning a get together at home, it’s important to help guide your
guests to recycle without thinking too much. When you plan for where to put the
snacks and beverages, you can also plan to create a clearly marked waste station.
Staying Green at special events
Do you have an event coming up? The same waste station planning and labelling
applies. RethinkRecycling.com has resources for any size event, from birthdays, to
bridal showers, to outdoor events to help you keep your event green. Have a larger
event planned? Local governments have rules, guidelines and resources. For
example, many counties provide recycling bins for larger events for free. They can
also help with items that you may have collected that are unable to be picked up at
curbside.
About RethinkRecycling.com
Minnesotans recycle over 2.3 million tons of paper, glass, metals, plastics, yard
waste and more each year, which creates new products such as cans, cardboard,
newspaper, carpet, clothing, furniture and much more. RethinkRecycling.com,
provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, is your go-to guide
for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities.
March Social Media
FACEBOOK
1) Learn about using signs to create an easy-to-use waste station for your
home or special event. Check out our blog to learn more. BLOG LINK
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
2) Make recycling easier by labeling your bins. Labels help family members or
guests know your recycling expectations, and help ensure waste ends up
where it belongs. BLOG LINK
3) Something as simple as putting a recycling and trash label on your collection
bins can be a huge step in preventing recyclables from ending up in the
trash. BLOG LINK
4) The Recycling Association of Minnesota offers free, downloadable signs to
help avoid confusion when hosting a party, or just making sure that folks
recycle in your home. (https://recycleminnesota.org/resources/free-signsimages/)
5) Never hear the question “do you recycle?” at a party again!
Labeling your bins lets guests know that you are serious about recycling and
allows them to see just how effortless it is to set up a recycling system in
their own home. BLOG LINK
6) Setting up a waste station is an important part of maintaining recycling
efforts for your home. What’s a waste station? A fancy way of saying a
sensible place for your trash and recycling bins. BLOG LINK
7) Make sure your recycling bins look different than trash cans, and that your
labels are large, clear and easy to read. Eliminate confusion and waste at the
same time. BLOG LINK
8) Place your waste station where recycling and trash are generated, such as
where the mail is opened, where the kids are cleaning out school folders and
where cans, bottles and jugs are tossed. Where do you generate trash in
your house? BLOG LINK
9) Setting up your business with an efficient waste station is a great way to
keep your office green. Keep it simple and make sure your bins are clearly
marked so that co-workers can easily participate. BLOG LINK
10)
Take waste stations a step further with color-coding: blue for
recycling, red or gray for trash, and green for organics. BLOG LINK
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
11)
Rethink Recycling has resources for any size event, from birthdays, to
bridal showers, to outdoor events to help you keep your event green.
(https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/resources-event-type)
12)
Have a larger event planned? Local governments have rules,
guidelines and resources to help you plan for waste and recycling.
(https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/topic/local-governmentresources)
Subtopics: St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Compost Bins
13)
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! Make the greenest day greener by setting
up waste stations, and consult rethinkrecycling.com for tips on how to keep
your event green. So all you have to do is enjoy the party.
(https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/resources-event-type)
14)
Having the family over for Easter? Be sure to take the necessary steps
to keep your gathering green and environmentally friendly with these
resources. (https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/resourcesevent-type/birthdays-family-gatherings)
15)
It may still feel like winter, but spring is right around the corner. Now
is a great time to start thinking about buying or making a compost bin.
Check with your county to see what is available or start looking to make your
own. (http://www.rethinkrecycling.com/residents/backyardcomposting/compost-bins)
16)
Get information on upcoming events for buying compost bins and rain
barrels. (http://recycleminnesota.org/work/compost-bins-rain-barrels/)
TWITTER
1) New blog is available! Learn about using signs to create an easy to use
waste station for your home, business or special event. BLOG LINK
2) Make recycling at home easier by labeling your bins. Labels help
communicate expectations, and ensures waste ends up where it belongs.
(https://recycleminnesota.org/resources/free-signs-images/)
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
3) A simple fix can be a huge step. Label your collection bins and keep
recyclables out of the landfill. BLOG LINK
4) Get free, downloadable signs so guests or family learn to recycle while in
your home. BLOG LINK
5) Label your bins and never hear the question “do you recycle?” while
hosting a party again! Show your friends how easy recycling is. BLOG
LINK
6) What’s a waste station? A fancy way of saying a sensible place for your
trash and recycling bins. Recycling has never been so easy. BLOG LINK
7) Make sure recycling bins look different than trash cans and labels are
clear. Eliminate confusion and waste at the same time. BLOG LINK
8) Place waste stations where recycling and trash are generated. Think about
anywhere that cans, bottles and jugs are tossed or where the mail is
opened. BLOG LINK
9) Take waste stations a step further with color-coding: blue for recycling,
red or gray for trash, and green for organics. BLOG LINK
10)
Rethink Recycling has resources for any size event to help you keep
your event green. ( https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/eventplanning/resources-event-type)
11)
Have a larger event planned? Local governments have rules,
guidelines and resources to help you plan for waste.
(https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/topic/local-governmentresources)
Subtopics: St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Compost Bins
12)
St. Patrick’s Day is here! Make the greenest day greener by setting up
waste stations and keep your event green.
(https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/resources-event-type)
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
13)
Having the family over for Easter? Be sure to take steps to keep your
gathering environmentally friendly with these resources.
https://www.rethinkrecycling.com/event-planning/resources-event-type/birthdaysfamily-gatherings
14)
Now is a great time to start thinking about getting or making a
compost bin.
(http://www.rethinkrecycling.com/residents/backyard-composting/compost-bins)
15)
Get information on upcoming events for buying compost bins and rain
barrels.
(http://recycleminnesota.org/work/compost-bins-rain-barrels/)
These materials were provided by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (SWMCB) as a
part of its Rethink Recycling outreach efforts. Please help us track the use of Rethink Recycling
materials by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with a description of how the materials
were used, the date(s) published, and the estimated reach.
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