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

Posted by Julie Huang on Oct 2, 2017 9:34:40 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 Oct 2, 2017 9:34:36 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 Aug 15, 2017 11:41:58 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 Jul 27, 2017 2:16:08 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 Apr 24, 2017 8:30:00 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 Mar 20, 2017 11:20:00 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

7 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Boost Waste and Recycling Event Attendance

Posted by Julie Huang on Mar 10, 2017 2:31:48 PM

Successful events don’t just happen. Whether it’s an annual Paper Shredding Event or a new event for this year and whether you only have a few weeks to plan or many months – your events’ attendance depends on how you’re promoting event awareness.   

While the ways you can promote your events are unlimited; unfortunately, your time and resources are not. That’s why it’s important to find the most effective and easiest ways to reach as many residents as possible.   

How to boost attendance at your waste and recycling event:

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Topics: Recycling Events

18 Key Tips for Sellers for Your City-Wide Garage Sale

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Feb 13, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Communicating with residents selling at your city-wide garage sale is an important part of the planning process. When running a curbside event, vendors from individual homes need streamlined information to not only all be on the same page, but to run a successful (and safe) sale. 

The city of Roseville, Minnesota, for example, sends out flyers to past-year sellers every year. On the back
of those flyers, they post safety tips that vendors should keep in mind on the day of the sale.

We’ve assembled a list of tips that you can pass onto resident sellers for your city-wide garage sale: 

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Topics: Recycling Events

Everything You Need to Plan Ahead for Your City-Wide Garage Sale on a Budget

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Jan 30, 2017 1:19:26 PM


If you’re looking to divert items away from the landfill while helping your residents get rid of unwanted items, a city-wide garage sale in your city could be the solution! Follow this guide for a template on how to plan for a city-wide garage sale.

Once you’ve organized the basic elements of your city-wide garage sale, the next step is to get the word out to as many residents as possible about your event while keeping within your budget. This ensures you get a significant number of sellers to sign up and participate, and also pushes for shoppers to show up to the sale and buy.

Here are affordable ways to plan and market your city-wide garage sale:

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Topics: Recycling Events

4 Different Types of City-Wide Garage Sales

Posted by Danielle Heifa on Jan 5, 2017 11:46:55 AM

Planning a city-wide garage sale can take time and energy. Sometimes, time and energy are precisely the things in short supply. The upside is, that having a “sure thing” strategy at the beginning of your process, can save you a lot of headaches later on. So once you’ve decided to plan a sale in the first place, the next step is deciding just what type of city-wide garage sale would fit your city best.

Here are 4 tried and tested formats for a successful city-wide sale:

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Topics: City Wide Garage Sales, Recycling Events