Public Space Recycling Resources
|As part of its mission to build and sustain vibrant communities, Keep America Beautiful has several initiatives aimed at expanding and improving the effectiveness of public space recycling programs, also referred to as recycling on the go (“ROGO”). KAB works with corporate sponsors to place recycling bins in public spaces including parks, schools, streetscapes, fairs, venues, colleges, and special events. In addition to expanding recycling infrastructure to increase convenience, KAB is committed to staying on the cutting edge of social science research as it relates to recycling and believes in a data-driven approach to increasing recycling participation. Through research projects, best practice guides and other technical initiatives, KAB is working to understand what motivates recycling behavior and leads to increased recovery, and then disseminate this information to local communities implementing public space recycling programs.|
Public Space Recycling at Fairs
Review and download helpful tools, templates, signage and reports developed to promote recycling programs at state and county fairs.
Designing Successful Public Space Recycling Programs
The following 10 Tips guide is a comprehensive guide for designing a successful public space recycling program.
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Read KAB article from the July 2013 issue of Resource Recycling discussing how behavior research can help improve the design of public space recycling programs.
Download the pdf: Going Public. Resource Recycling, (2013)
Bin The Know
Are you curious what impact recycling bin shape and color have on recycling? Read this article from George Washington University and Keep America Beautiful from survey results on perceptions around bin design.
Download the pdf: Bin the Know (2015)
Help Map Public Recycle Bins
Keep America Beautiful is embarking on a project to map public space recycling bins. Through this project, KAB can inventory where bins are being placed, see community leaders, identify areas needing infrastructure and provide the recycling industry information regarding public space collection penetration. Help us build a map of public space recycling bins and map your bins here.
GUIDES & TEMPLATES