1. Place bins in high traffic areas

1. Place bins in high traffic area

Take the time to identify high traffic routes so that the bins are placed in the most optimal locations. At a minimum, bins should be located at entrance and exit points where people are ready to dispose of materials and in locations where people eat or rest.

For some communities, placing recycling bins in high traffic areas sends a message that the environment matters in the community and reinforces the waste diversion message. According to one report “Because bins are normally placed in high-traffic, highly visible locations, a jurisdiction can demonstrate to both residents and tourists that waste diversion is a priority.”  To read the report, click here.

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Did you know?

Collection crews and parks staff often know where and when people use public spaces. Work with staff to identify suitable locations for recycling bins and take the time to map traffic flows in areas where bins are being considered.