Contamination is a big issue with many recycling stations; it’s a problem that needs to change. Garbage gets thrown into recycling bins all the time because people simply don’t know what goes where. That’s why it’s so important to properly communicate your program with signage on your containers. It lets the user know precisely what goes into which container without confusion, which is sure to increase your diversion rates.
Now standard labels such as paper, plastic and waste on your bins are great, but with so many variances between municipalities these can mean different things in different places. Some might accept cardboard while several may not, others could accept certain plastics while others might not, it’s hard to know. With additional signage explaining the details of each stream it ensures a clear understanding for those using it.
Our Waste Watcher Signage provides a simple and clear way to communicate just that. The frames fit a standard 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper so you can easily customize the signs to say what you’d like and if your program changes you can just change the sign, no need to buy a new container. There is a whole selection of pre-designed signs available for free download right from our website to help you out. They’re also versatile as they can be attached to the Waste Watchers, Smart Sorts, Quarts and Desk Sliders! Now you can “sign up” just about any recycling bin!
Just another way we’re working to make recycling simple.
“From the Recycling Experts”
by Andrew Sutherland