Recycling is an Easy Way to Make a Difference in Preserving the Planet

Cleveland, Ohio — Want to do your part in preserving the earth for generations to come? Not sure how to participate? Recycling is a simple and easy way to make a difference in saving the planet for a brighter today and tomorrow.

5 ways you can be a recycling advocate:

  1. Get informed. Educate yourself. Do the research. Nearly every major metropolitan city in America (and most suburban and rural areas) participates in some type of recycling program. In Cuyahoga County, which includes 59 communities, including Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District presides over public education for recycling and manages the website CuyahogaRecycles.org. Visitors can search for their community’s rules or look for specific items on the site’s “What Do I Do With?” search engine.
  1. Lead by example. Once you know the rules, don’t be a know-it-all, instead, show what you know. Use your own living space as an example by placing well-marked recycling bins next to trash cans. Post recycling rules on the refrigerator or somewhere prominent.
  1. Attend seminars and events. Ask questions. Get involved. Tune in and turn on to eco-friendly events happening in your neighborhood. The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District sponsors educational events and seminars year-round. The District also teaches a Master Recycler certification series for in-depth study and advocacy.
  1. Join a social media community. Share a post. Do a story. Get engaged with the social media accounts in your community. You’ll find the Solid Waste District’s accounts located on Facebook, on Twitter, Instagram YouTube and LinkedIn.
  1. Familiarize yourself with national recycling advocacy organizations such as Keep America Beautiful, The Recycling Partnership and the Ohio Association of Litter Prevention & Recycling Professionals (OALPRP).

Once you’ve got the hang of recycling, you can also learn about various other eco-friendly topics from composting to zero-waste lifestyles. There’s seemingly no end to the ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle for a cleaner and greener today and tomorrow.

About The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste.

Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or call 216.443.3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

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