Recycle Coach Blog

7 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year for America Recycles Day

Posted by Julie Huang on 02/10/17 9:34 AM

The EPA estimates that 75% of the waste stream in the U.S. is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. So, it’s more important than ever to promote a successful America Recycles Day that will hopefully encourage your residents to divert more waste for the rest of the year.

With this year’s America Recycles Day coming up on Wednesday November 15th, 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 the USA

7 Ways to Make 2017 Your Best Year for National Recycling Week

Posted by Julie Huang on 02/10/17 9:34 AM

Every year, it is estimated that the average Australian family produces enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom house, producing about 2.25 kg of waste each per day(1). So, it’s more important than ever to promote a successful National Recycling Week that will hopefully encourage your residents to divert more waste for the rest of the year. 

With this year’s National Recycling Week coming up on Monday, November 13th through Sunday, November 19th  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 Australia & New Zealand

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

6 Brilliant Hacks to Advertise Your Seasonal Trash and Recycling Events

Posted by Julie Huang on 27/07/17 2:16 PM

With September just around the corner, so are seasonal paper shredding events, drop-off events for used tires, clothes, electronic waste, HHW, yard waste, and more. Whether you’ve already started planning for your recycling events or just starting to think about it:

These 6 hacks will help you advertise your seasonal trash and recycling events more effectively and give attendance a boost.

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Topics: Recycling Outreach, Recycling Events

4 Step Guide to Reducing Waste at Outdoor Events

Posted by Julie Huang on 24/04/17 8:30 AM

Plan ahead to reduce outdoor-event waste.

Outdoor events can bring a lot of positive experiences. However, when hundreds to thousands of people are gathered in one place for an event, the consequential waste produced is not so positive. To add to the challenge, most outdoor events are held in public spaces without any permanent recycling, waste, and organics programs or bins in place already.

The responsibility of reducing waste usually falls on event organizers, but to reduce the amount of waste produced, it’s important to get commitment from everyone else involved including: recycling and waste service providers, vendors, patrons, sponsors, performers, contractors, and more.

Anyone involved in the planning or running of the event can use this quick guide to divert more waste from the landfill.  There are 4 key stages to waste diversion at outdoor events:

  1. Planning
  2. Gaining commitment from stakeholders
  3. Providing the groundwork
  4. Educating and promoting
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Topics: Recycling Events

5 Steps for Last-Minute Earth Day Planning for Recycling Coordinators

Posted by Julie Huang on 20/03/17 11:20 AM


Over 1 billion people from municipalities in over 192 countries around participate in Earth Day every year! With this year’s Earth Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to engage residents to protect their environment.

Whether you’re already hard at work with your Earth Day event or campaign planning, or just thinking about it now – we’ve made having a successful Earth Day easy!

How to plan Earth Day for your Waste and Recycling Program:

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Topics: Recycling Events