The largest global buyer of recycled paper and plastic, China, is no longer accepting shipments of recyclables from other countries, which ultimately affects everyone. Learn how you can help - at the bin!
Better At The Bin is our call to action in response to this growing challenge of too much trash, and its impacts on our environment.
THE KIDS GET IT AND THEY WANT US TO GET IT TOO.
We are in a recycling crisis, and our kids know it. They want us ‘grown-ups’ to recycle, compost, and refuse plastic to make their future world safe and healthy. To celebrate Earth Day 2019, Recology paired up a group of SF elementary students with mural Artist Sirron Norris and gave them a big white canvas. Checkout their video below.
BETTER AT THE BIN COMES TO THE CLASSROOM
Calling all teachers and students. After you watch the video, download the Better At The Bin Zero Waste Coloring And Puzzle Book and join Sirron and his team to get the message out for everyone to be Better At The Bin. The book features Sirron’s artwork for coloring and word puzzles to sharpen our recycling and composting knowledge. Also a Classroom Guide sharing the details of the Better At The Bin mural story.
THE AVERAGE AMERICAN GENERATES 4.4 POUNDS OF TRASH A DAY, THE MOST OF ANY COUNTRY
Better at the Bin is sending less to landfill.
While many US cities are turning away from recycling, Recology is doubling down by investing in equipment and programs to facilitate and encourage residents to keep on recycling and composting.
AMERICA IS HOME TO MORE THAN 2,OOO LANDFILLS
It’s time to be better recyclers and smarter consumers.
It’s plain and simple, we humans create too much trash. The statistics are staggering but you can make a difference. Recycling and composting are more important than ever. Here are a few simple tips to create cleaner recyclables that will help us reduce landfill and produce clean materials for manufacturing.
Better At The Bin means no liquid or food in the blue bin.
When in doubt, find out.
There is a bin for everything we throw out. When in doubt, click the button below and find out which bin is the right one.
GLOBALLY WE USE 500 BILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES A YEAR
Be part of the solution by refusing single-use plastics.
Single-use plastics and excessive and unnecessary packaging are everywhere. Bananas in plastic bags. Zucchinis on Styrofoam trays wrapped in film plastic. Say NO to plastic.
IN AMERICA 40% OF FOOD GOES TO WASTE
Composting can help save the planet.
Don’t let your food scraps go to waste. Recology turns them into nutrient-rich compost that helps farmers grow healthy food that comes back to your table. Put all food scraps in the green bin to eliminate contaminating recyclables in the blue bin.
Remember to reduce, reuse, recycle, and REFUSE.