Recycle More, Waste Less

By Diana

There are many ways to improve waste reuse and reduction, starting by implementing solutions in your government office buildings and working toward city-wide solutions. Make sure that recycling and composting bins are placed next to every trash can, post signs to indicate appropriate bin for disposal of items, and encourage others to join in. Publicize and execute positive waste activities at community gatherings like sporting events.

Waste transportation and disposal is a major expense for local governments, and represents a large contribution to a community’s climate pollution. Save money and reduce energy use by recycling and composting more, and by moving toward minimizing waste within your community.

  • Raise your recycling program’s profile with colorful signage and accessible containers.
  • Work with your local recycling provider to determine and expand items which can be recycled in your community. Common recyclable items include paper goods, cardboard, plastics #1-7, metals, glass, electronic waste, batteries, and ink jet cartridges.
  • Composting has also become accessible, manageable, and a great way to dispose of food and other compostable waste.  

The resources below expand on these suggestions and offer a number of other ideas to make an impact in your offices and in your community.

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