Recycle Coach Blog

How Digital Assistants Help People with Disabilities

Posted by Julie Huang on 02/03/18 8:00 AM

Technology Brings Independence
You may think of digital assistants as a convenience or novelty, but they can mean much more than that to a good portion of your residents. To the 1-in-5 people in North America with a disability, digital assistants are an equalizer.

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Topics: Recycling Education, Recycle Coach Technology, Older Populations, For Municipalities in Canada, For Municipalities in the USA, digital assistants, North America, United States, Canada, compliance, Google Home, Alexa, Google, contamination, accessible information, voice search

7 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year for Waste Reduction Week

Posted by Julie Huang on 15/08/17 11:41 AM

Every year across Canada, more than 1.5 BILLION dollars are spent just to dispose of garbage. With over 10,000 landfill sites in the country already (Environment Canada), it’s more important than ever to promote a successful Waste Reduction Week that will hopefully encourage your residents to divert more waste for the rest of the year.

With this year’s Waste Reduction Week coming up on Oct 16th to 22nd 2017, here are 7 impactful ways to help you make this year the best one yet:

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Topics: Recycling Events, For Municipalities in Canada

How to Encourage Residents to Recycle Right This Canadian Thanksgiving

Posted by Danielle Heifa on 04/10/16 12:00 PM

Reaching out to residents about your recycling program is important all year-round. But when you consider that the volume of Canadian household waste increases by up to 45 % between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (an average of 110 pounds of garbage per person), it might be wise to send out some recycling tips to re-inspire residents before this specific window of time. Holiday specific tips will help your residents recycle right amidst the chaos of the holiday season, and prevent the potential lingering effect of extra tons of material travelling to your local landfill.

To help you educate your residents to recycle right this Canadian Thanksgiving, here is a list of encouragements to provide:

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Topics: Recycling Education, For Municipalities in Canada

What Are You Doing For Waste Reduction Week?

Posted by Danielle Heifa on 20/09/16 2:20 PM

With Waste Reduction Week coming up, what celebration ideas do you have in mind for your municipality? 

Increasing recycling awareness and IQ on a nationally recognized week is an ideal way to connect with your residents. So if you haven’t planned anything yet, we’ve drummed up a list of ideas to help you get the process started:  

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Topics: Recycling Events, For Municipalities in Canada