Education

Introduction

Welcome to the “Recycle Together” education hub! Here, we believe that recycling is not just a simple act, but a powerful way to protect our planet and create a more sustainable future. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about recycling, composting and waste reduction. Whether you’re a student, a parent, a business owner, or simply someone who wants to make a difference, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about the benefits of recycling, how to recycle properly, and how you can get involved in recycling efforts in your community. Together, we can create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable world for ourselves and future generations. 

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Avon Focused

In addition to providing general information about recycling, our website will also include resources specific to the Avon local area. We recognize that recycling requirements and regulations can vary by region and service providers, so we will strive to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information that is relevant to your community. By understanding your local recycling requirements, you can ensure that you are recycling correctly and doing your part to protect the environment.

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Trash Talk Thursday Video Series

Introducing our new video series, where we answer one question per video about recycling, composting, and reducing waste. Each video is around 2 minutes long and promises to be both informative and entertaining! Our goal is to make learning about waste reduction fun and accessible, by breaking down complex concepts into bite-sized, easy-to-understand videos. Whether you're a recycling pro or just starting out on your waste reduction journey, our videos will provide you with valuable information on topics such as how to properly sort your recycling, the benefits of composting, and simple ways to reduce waste in your daily life. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and get ready to learn something new in just 2 minutes with our engaging and informative video series!

Click on the Playlist icon on the upper right-hand corner to open up the full playlist.

Infographic Slideshows

We believe that learning about recycling and waste reduction should be easy, fun, and engaging. That’s why we’ve created graphic slideshows that make it simple to understand the key concepts of recycling. Our slideshows are designed to be visually appealing, interactive and easy to navigate, so you can quickly and easily learn about topics such as how to recycle properly, what items can and cannot be recycled, and get your commonly asked questions answered!

Recycling

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Non-Recyclables

A lot of non-recyclables go into the trash can, but not all of them do! Many items can actually be diverted in other ways, such as composting and specialty recycling places. Click on each image below to see how to properly dispose of each type of non-recyclable material!

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Composting

While composting may not be a current requirement in Avon, it is still a valuable way to reduce organic waste and promote sustainability by eliminating methane produced at the landfill. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas because it has a much greater heat-trapping capacity than carbon dioxide, and it contributes significantly to global warming and climate change. That’s why our recycling education campaign includes information on how to get started with composting, the benefits of composting, what materials can and cannot be composted, and how to create a successful compost routine at home and at your business. By composting, you can turn food scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used to nourish your garden, lawn, or the ecosystem around us. Composting is an easy and effective way to reduce your environmental impact and contribute to a healthier planet. So even if composting is not currently required in our area, we encourage you to learn more about it through our education campaign and give it a try! 


Here is how you get composting service in Avon!

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How to compost

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For more topics such as why you should recycle, how to set up your space for recycling, and how to go beyond recycling with reducing and reusing, visit our Facebook album dedicated to all things recycling!