Other Recycling Tips

Learn Tips on Recycling

At Home

KEEP RECYCLING SIMPLE
Make space next to your regualr trash bin(s) for a recycling container – this makes it as simple to recycle as it is to throw something in the trash.

KEEP RECYCLING EASY
Most local authorities collect recyclable materials as part of their waste management services – Take full advantage of the ease and convenience of these services.

SHOP SMART
Buy Refills – Many cleaning products, etc. are available as refills
Buy Recycled Goods – Purchasing items that use a high recycled product content

MAKE IT ROUTINE
Make visiting the local recycling location a part of your regular routine.

SPRING CLEANING
There are many other items that you can recycle through donating items to different types of charities, such as unwanted clothes, books, and other items.

At Work

KEEP RECYCLING SIMPLE
Create a plan for the recycling of scrap paper. Make space next to your desks for a recycling container – this makes it as simple to recycle as it is to throw something in the trash.

SECOND CHANCES
What may be old equipment to you may be a needed piece of equipment for someone else – Check for organizations in your area that may be able to use the equipment or try donating the equipment to a local charity.

PUSH THE ENVELOPE
Reusing envelopes for internal circulation and communications, and possibly using stickers for external mail

TAKING A BREAK
Make space next to your trash bin(s) in your break room and kitchen areas for a recycling container – this makes it as simple to recycle as it is to throw something in the trash.

At School

KEEP RECYCLING SIMPLE
Create a plan for the collecting and recycling of used paper from the classrooms. Make space next to the waste bins in your classrooms for a recycling container – this makes it as simple to recycle as it is to throw something in the trash.

BOTH SIDES
Using both sides of a piece of paper during classroom activities. Have collection trays in classrooms for paper that only has been used on one side.

SHOP SMART
Make sure that your school is purchasing paper, pencils, and other products that are made from recyclable materials.
Buy Refills – Many cleaning products, etc. are available as refills
Buy Recycled Goods – Purchasing items that use a high recycled product content

PUSH THE ENVELOPE
Reusing envelopes for internal circulation and communications, and possibly using stickers for external mail

TAKING A BREAK
Make space next to your trash bin(s) in your break rooms, cafeteria, and kitchen areas for a recycling container – this makes it as simple to recycle as it is to throw something in the trash.

EMAIL
Offer parents to receive communications from the school by email rather than printed mail.

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