Before you put a banana peel in the garbage or before your kids forget to recycle their homework – check out Waste Management Joe on his quest to encourage families to recycle better, one therapy session at a time.
The first episode in the series is posted to YouTube, and future episodes will be posted weekly.
To lessen the amount of waste produced, Waste Management created the series to engage, remind and encourage residents to recycle more at home and to introduce the “Zero Waste” concept that items with value should not be thrown away in the garbage.
In addition to the information in the videos – Waste Management has more tips on how to achieve “Zero Waste” at home.
- Knowing what’s in your trash that can be recycled is the first step toward more effective recycling.
- Make recycling a family affair. Talk about what can and can’t be recycled.
- Post recycling guidelines in a prominent area for easy reference.
- Avoid the temptation to toss out hard-to-clean containers. Use a spatula to remove remaining food waste from recyclable containers.
You also can check out Waste Management's recycling tips at www.wmnorthwest.com.
-- Information from Waste Management