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Free COVID-19 & Recycling Social Media Kit

Engage Your Residents to Recycle More, Better During the COVID-19 Pandemic Last November, we launched Volume 3 of our Recycling Social Media Kit for Communities, just in time for America Recycles Week. Since then, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reshaped the world in which we live. Fast forward to today.[...]

Social Media: Reaching Recyclers with Facebook Advertising

Have you noticed that you see more posts from certain friends or family members on Facebook? This ever-running string of content is called the news feed. If you see more content from your sister than your college roommate, that is Facebook’s algorithm in action. When you comment on and “like” [...]

Recycling Social Media Kit

Looking to jazz up your social media presence? You’re in luck! Our Social Media Kit Volume 3 includes content you can schedule throughout the year with text and images – you have seasons, holidays, film and flexibles, and general recycling 101 information in this new kit sure to boost engagement[...]

Download our Social Media Kit

Our free kit makes social media easy– whether you’re planning an annual content calendar or need a quick visual on the go. The kit includes 52 social media posts – they include both images and text, as well as tips and tricks for making the most of your campaigns.

What Business Wants

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Companies want to be seen as doing good for their community and the world. Charities can help — and benefit. By Megan O’Neil Keefe Harrison aspired to a life as a field biologist. In her late teens and 20s, she tagged sea turtles[...]

Download our Texas Social Media Kit

We know you’re busy. And when it comes to communicating about recycling, we know there is much to say. The images and text in this kit, geared towards Texas communities, will help you quickly post eye-catching messages throughout the whole year with a Southern twist. Yee-haw!

Earth Day Is Virtually Here – Ways to Celebrate & Engage Residents Online

“Even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” So they say. Back in February, we shared ideas to inspire your planning for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Nearly two months later, our world has changed as a result of a global pandemic, but now, more than ever, Americans view recycl[...]

Op-ed: The Intersection of Profit and Purpose

The following op-ed was penned by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison and published by The Philanthropy Journal on December 18, 2017. Read the original piece here. While society has historically relied on government and nonprofits to create solutions for our largest challenges like hunger, social injusti[...]

Preparing for Earth Day 2020: Happy 50th Anniversary

Earth Day is April 22 but the date isn’t just a day, it’s a movement, marking the beginning of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day — a movement that has mobilized more than 1 billion people across 190+ countries. The Recycling Partnersh[...]

7 Free Earth Day Resources to Engage Your Community or Workplace

Earth Month is almost here, and if you’re struggling to find new ways to inspire your community or workplace to celebrate and give back to our planet online, you’re not alone. The global pandemic has reshaped everything from where and how we work, to how households are producing more recycling a[...]

Tips for Working Remotely – Our Team Members’ Tips, Hacks & Tricks

If you’re one of the many Americans who have recently found themselves working from home, you may be finding some difficulty adjusting to the new norm of social distancing from your in-home or makeshift office. With employees across more than 14 states, The Recycling Partnership is accustomed to r[...]

Recycling Detectives’ Coming to Washtenaw County Neighborhoods Starting TODAY as Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority Launches Major New Campaign to Improve Curbside Residential Recycling

Nationally Acclaimed Feet on the Street House-to-House Effort To Begin Monday, June 21, Helped By $118,605 Grant From Michigan EGLE & The Recycling Partnership Washtenaw County, MI — Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA) is teaming with the Michigan Department of Environm[...]

How to Use the GHG Calculator

by Tricia Tiedt What are we wasting for? See how much greenhouse gas (GHG) equivalents you could be saving with our newest interactive online tool. By inputting your community’s households, collection data, and participation rate, the GHG Calculator estimates the tonnage of recyclables and related[...]

The Recycling Partnership Details Results From 3 Pilot Cities

This article was originally published on Waste Dive on March 5, 2018 as a result of a Partnership press release that shared results from the nonprofit’s work in Atlanta, Chicago and Denver in 2017. Read the original story here. Dive Brief: The Recycling Partnership shared new results from 201[...]

Tackling Contamination – Say What You Want

By Elizabeth Schussler, Sr Dir Social Change, Behavior and Impact Trying to fight contamination in your local recycling program? Ask specifically for what you want (or don’t want). Our research shows that much of contamination can be solved by telling residents exactly how to recycle properly. (Wa[...]

Press Release: Alpek Polyester joins The Recycling Partnership

Media Contact: Rey Perez rey.perez@edelman.com (312) 240-2826 Charlotte, NC, July 24, 2019 – Alpek Polyester announces that it has joined The Recycling Partnership as an active member in support of the organization’s goals of increasing residential recycling rates and the need for increased [...]

Michigan EGLE Request for Proposals

MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES, DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM? The Recycling Partnership, through funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants to communities to enhance residential curbside and drop-off recycling programs.

Meet Your Community’s Recycling Resolutions with These Tools & Resources

How are your new year’s resolutions coming? Regardless of where you are with cleaning out the garage, organizing those cabinets, or learning how to knit, there’s still time to help your community meet it’s 2021 recycling resolutions. Our free tools and resources can help you do just that: Per[...]

Blog: Catalyzing System Change – Recycling Inclusion Fund

By Jessica Levine “We at The Recycling Partnership stand with Black people and people of color. We stand against racism. Today, and in all the days to come, our mission to advance recycling will carry with us a flag of social justice including the right to pursue a healthier and more sustainable l[...]

Blog: Start at the Cart™: Key Concepts for Influencing Behavior

Recycling is many things. It is both a noun and a verb. To a waste professional it may be the collection and diversion of tons of marketable materials. To community members, recycling is an easy way to waste less and to contribute to the greater good. When asked about recyclables, however, most mist[...]

The Recycling Partnership Announces Results of Annual Board Election

FALLS CHURCH, VA (July 20, 2021) – The newly-elected Board Directors of The Recycling Partnership bring unmatched sustainability and industry knowledge, and business expertise to help lead The Partnership’s work to transform the U.S. recycling system and activate a circular economy for packaging[...]

Gwinnett County to Expand and Improve Residential Curbside Recycling

National Nonprofit The Recycling Partnership Has Awarded Gwinnett County a $100,000 Grant to Deliver 8,400 Recycling Carts and Provide Recycling Education to Nearly 200,000 Households in Unincorporated Gwinnett  GWINNETT Co., Ga. (June 14, 2021) – Households in unincorporated Gwinnett County now [...]

All In On Recycling, Iowa City Celebrates Early Grant Success

Iowa City is on a roll. Thanks in part to a $106,000 grant from The Recycling Partnership, the community rolled out new, larger recycling carts to residents in December 2018. But the story only begins there. Iowa City has seen promising increases in recycling so far, with recycling tonnage increasin[...]

Blog: Studying the Recyclability of Pizza Boxes

PizzaBoxRecycling.com launch fueled by new studies and new messaging resources One of the heated debates we hear in recycling is whether or not pizza boxes are recyclable. A new study by corrugated pizza box manufacturers, processors, and discussions with paper mills found that grease and residual c[...]

Harmonized Recycling

by Jill Martin, Recycling Today Simplified communication decreases contamination and confusion among residents while increasing the capture rate for curbside recyclables. Imagine trying to take a train, subway or bus system across a city where the signage, names and colors of the routes are inconsis[...]

Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here’s how it plans to deliver

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Atlanta (CNN Business) – Early last year, Coca-Cola set an ambitious goal for itself: Collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells by 2030. The company has committed to making its bottles and cans out of at least 50% recycled materi[...]

Harrison: “Keep Investing in Recycling”

For the environment, jobs and new products from old materials, keep investing in recycling This op-ed by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison was officially featured in MinnPost’s Community Voices section. To read the original post, click here. In today’s fractured political climate there are few[...]

Make 2021 the Year You Resolve to Recycle More, Better

2020 may have become the year many Americans “resolved” to stayed home, but it taught us the value of recycling as a valuable and essential public service and allowed us to confront the daily reality of how valuable recycling is to critical supply chains providing cardboard for online order ship[...]

Webinar: A COVID-19 Industry Update from The Recycling Partnership

On Wednesday, May 27, The Recycling Partnership hosted a follow-up webinar with industry experts to answer the important question: What are on-the-ground impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on recycling operations and workers? The supply chain and solid waste have both been deemed essential work i[...]

Resource Recycling Op-ed: Where it’s At

The following op-ed was penned by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and was originally published by Resource Recycling. Read the original article here. For a long time, the story of recycling has been purported to be simple – you just have to do X and i[...]

Press Release: The Buckeye State Investing In a Sustainable Recycling System

Collaboration awards nearly $211,000 to six Ohio communities to improve recycling COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnershi[...]

Heineken USA Blog: A Win For Recycling

This article originally appeared on Heineken USA’s blog on Aug. 2, 2017.  To the great people of Europe: thanks for sharing! Teams from the top soccer leagues in the world touched down in the U.S. this summer for the fifth installment of the International Champions Cup and the competition was[...]

“Rolling into Success” in Waste Today

This article was originally published in the March 2017 edition of Waste Today. In the world of cart-based recycling, collective planning, partnership and real-time feedback keep things on the right path. By Jason Hale and Cody Marshall Aug. 16, 2016, 10:05 a.m. Central Daylight Time: “We have a p[...]

Start at the Cart

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Resource Recycling magazine. by Cody Marshall and McKenna Morrigan How do you get people to recycle more? What does it take to reduce contamination? How much more high-value recyclable material can be captured through curbside programs? Now[...]

Guidance Issued on MRF Contracts for Local Governments

Best Management Practices report helps local recycling programs achieve long-term success Falls Church, Va. (June 24, 2020) – The contract between a local recycling program and a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is one of the most impactful legal documents in the U.S. public recycling system. That[...]

WWF Champions Sustainable Materials Management

This press release was originally published by the World Wildlife Fund on June 12, 2017. World Wildlife Fund Convenes Organizations to Enable A Global Market For Sustainable Materials Management World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enabl[...]

The Recycling Partnership Teams Up With City of Chicago to Improve Recycling

This summer and through the fall, The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate partner funding to improve curbside recycling systems in cities and town across the country, will be working with Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) to improve recycling in th[...]

MA Town: Working with Partnership Saved us Money

This article was originally published by MassLive on June 30, 2017. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt Says Successful Recycling Partnership Saving Town Money A project designed to reduce inappropriate or contaminated recycling materials in West Springfield and other Massachusetts communities yiel[...]

Article: Dartmouth, MA Fights Curbside Contamination

Officials To Look For Recycling Blunders; Offending Bins Will Be Tagged Next month, residents may notice their recycling hasn’t been picked up, but it won’t be because they forgot to roll out the bin. On August 7, town employees will begin an eight-week curbside engagement program on four of Dar[...]

Teaming Up with Atlanta to Improve Recycling

The Recycling Partnership Teams Up with The City of Atlanta to Improve Recycling The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate partner funding to improve curbside recycling systems in cities and towns across the country, is working with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resi[...]

Blog: Improving Recycling in Minnesota

Multifamily Recycling Success: How Minnesota Is Making a Difference From college dorms to apartment buildings, multifamily properties often pose unique challenges when it comes to recycling efforts. But four Minnesota communities are proving that education and outreach can have a significant impact [...]

Press Release: Increasing Material Capture in Denver

Making Denver One of the Greatest Recycling Cities in the U.S. How to make a great recycling city even better? That was the question Denver Public Works took on this year with The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that applies corporate partner funding to improve the recyclin[...]

Free COVID-19 & Recycling Social Media Kit

Engage Your Residents to Recycle More, Better During the COVID-19 Pandemic Last November, we launched Volume 3 of our Recycling Social Media Kit for Communities, just in time for America Recycles Week. Since then, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has reshaped the world in which we live. Fast forward to today.[...]

Social Media: Reaching Recyclers with Facebook Advertising

Have you noticed that you see more posts from certain friends or family members on Facebook? This ever-running string of content is called the news feed. If you see more content from your sister than your college roommate, that is Facebook’s algorithm in action. When you comment on and “like” [...]

What Business Wants

This article originally appeared in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Companies want to be seen as doing good for their community and the world. Charities can help — and benefit. By Megan O’Neil Keefe Harrison aspired to a life as a field biologist. In her late teens and 20s, she tagged sea turtles[...]

Op-ed: The Intersection of Profit and Purpose

The following op-ed was penned by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison and published by The Philanthropy Journal on December 18, 2017. Read the original piece here. While society has historically relied on government and nonprofits to create solutions for our largest challenges like hunger, social injusti[...]

7 Free Earth Day Resources to Engage Your Community or Workplace

Earth Month is almost here, and if you’re struggling to find new ways to inspire your community or workplace to celebrate and give back to our planet online, you’re not alone. The global pandemic has reshaped everything from where and how we work, to how households are producing more recycling a[...]

Recycling Detectives’ Coming to Washtenaw County Neighborhoods Starting TODAY as Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority Launches Major New Campaign to Improve Curbside Residential Recycling

Nationally Acclaimed Feet on the Street House-to-House Effort To Begin Monday, June 21, Helped By $118,605 Grant From Michigan EGLE & The Recycling Partnership Washtenaw County, MI — Washtenaw Regional Resource Management Authority (WRRMA) is teaming with the Michigan Department of Environm[...]

Press Release: Alpek Polyester joins The Recycling Partnership

Media Contact: Rey Perez rey.perez@edelman.com (312) 240-2826 Charlotte, NC, July 24, 2019 – Alpek Polyester announces that it has joined The Recycling Partnership as an active member in support of the organization’s goals of increasing residential recycling rates and the need for increased [...]

Michigan EGLE Request for Proposals

MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES, DO YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR RECYCLING PROGRAM? The Recycling Partnership, through funding from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is offering grants to communities to enhance residential curbside and drop-off recycling programs.

Blog: Catalyzing System Change – Recycling Inclusion Fund

By Jessica Levine “We at The Recycling Partnership stand with Black people and people of color. We stand against racism. Today, and in all the days to come, our mission to advance recycling will carry with us a flag of social justice including the right to pursue a healthier and more sustainable l[...]

Blog: Start at the Cart™: Key Concepts for Influencing Behavior

Recycling is many things. It is both a noun and a verb. To a waste professional it may be the collection and diversion of tons of marketable materials. To community members, recycling is an easy way to waste less and to contribute to the greater good. When asked about recyclables, however, most mist[...]

The Recycling Partnership Announces Results of Annual Board Election

FALLS CHURCH, VA (July 20, 2021) – The newly-elected Board Directors of The Recycling Partnership bring unmatched sustainability and industry knowledge, and business expertise to help lead The Partnership’s work to transform the U.S. recycling system and activate a circular economy for packaging[...]

Gwinnett County to Expand and Improve Residential Curbside Recycling

National Nonprofit The Recycling Partnership Has Awarded Gwinnett County a $100,000 Grant to Deliver 8,400 Recycling Carts and Provide Recycling Education to Nearly 200,000 Households in Unincorporated Gwinnett  GWINNETT Co., Ga. (June 14, 2021) – Households in unincorporated Gwinnett County now [...]

Blog: Studying the Recyclability of Pizza Boxes

PizzaBoxRecycling.com launch fueled by new studies and new messaging resources One of the heated debates we hear in recycling is whether or not pizza boxes are recyclable. A new study by corrugated pizza box manufacturers, processors, and discussions with paper mills found that grease and residual c[...]

Harmonized Recycling

by Jill Martin, Recycling Today Simplified communication decreases contamination and confusion among residents while increasing the capture rate for curbside recyclables. Imagine trying to take a train, subway or bus system across a city where the signage, names and colors of the routes are inconsis[...]

Coca-Cola promised to help fix recycling. Here’s how it plans to deliver

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business Atlanta (CNN Business) – Early last year, Coca-Cola set an ambitious goal for itself: Collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells by 2030. The company has committed to making its bottles and cans out of at least 50% recycled materi[...]

Webinar: A COVID-19 Industry Update from The Recycling Partnership

On Wednesday, May 27, The Recycling Partnership hosted a follow-up webinar with industry experts to answer the important question: What are on-the-ground impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on recycling operations and workers? The supply chain and solid waste have both been deemed essential work i[...]

Resource Recycling Op-ed: Where it’s At

The following op-ed was penned by The Recycling Partnership’s VP of Industry Collaboration Dylan de Thomas and was originally published by Resource Recycling. Read the original article here. For a long time, the story of recycling has been purported to be simple – you just have to do X and i[...]

Press Release: The Buckeye State Investing In a Sustainable Recycling System

Collaboration awards nearly $211,000 to six Ohio communities to improve recycling COLUMBUS, OH (May 14, 2019) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), solid waste management districts (SWMDs), material recovery facilities (MRFs), haulers, Ohio communities and The Recycling Partnershi[...]

Heineken USA Blog: A Win For Recycling

This article originally appeared on Heineken USA’s blog on Aug. 2, 2017.  To the great people of Europe: thanks for sharing! Teams from the top soccer leagues in the world touched down in the U.S. this summer for the fifth installment of the International Champions Cup and the competition was[...]

Start at the Cart

This article originally appeared in the March 2018 issue of Resource Recycling magazine. by Cody Marshall and McKenna Morrigan How do you get people to recycle more? What does it take to reduce contamination? How much more high-value recyclable material can be captured through curbside programs? Now[...]

Guidance Issued on MRF Contracts for Local Governments

Best Management Practices report helps local recycling programs achieve long-term success Falls Church, Va. (June 24, 2020) – The contract between a local recycling program and a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) is one of the most impactful legal documents in the U.S. public recycling system. That[...]

WWF Champions Sustainable Materials Management

This press release was originally published by the World Wildlife Fund on June 12, 2017. World Wildlife Fund Convenes Organizations to Enable A Global Market For Sustainable Materials Management World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced the Cascading Materials Vision, a platform that seeks to enabl[...]

The Recycling Partnership Teams Up With City of Chicago to Improve Recycling

This summer and through the fall, The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate partner funding to improve curbside recycling systems in cities and town across the country, will be working with Chicago’s Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) to improve recycling in th[...]

MA Town: Working with Partnership Saved us Money

This article was originally published by MassLive on June 30, 2017. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt Says Successful Recycling Partnership Saving Town Money A project designed to reduce inappropriate or contaminated recycling materials in West Springfield and other Massachusetts communities yiel[...]

Article: Dartmouth, MA Fights Curbside Contamination

Officials To Look For Recycling Blunders; Offending Bins Will Be Tagged Next month, residents may notice their recycling hasn’t been picked up, but it won’t be because they forgot to roll out the bin. On August 7, town employees will begin an eight-week curbside engagement program on four of Dar[...]

Teaming Up with Atlanta to Improve Recycling

The Recycling Partnership Teams Up with The City of Atlanta to Improve Recycling The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that applies corporate partner funding to improve curbside recycling systems in cities and towns across the country, is working with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resi[...]

Blog: Improving Recycling in Minnesota

Multifamily Recycling Success: How Minnesota Is Making a Difference From college dorms to apartment buildings, multifamily properties often pose unique challenges when it comes to recycling efforts. But four Minnesota communities are proving that education and outreach can have a significant impact [...]

Press Release: Increasing Material Capture in Denver

Making Denver One of the Greatest Recycling Cities in the U.S. How to make a great recycling city even better? That was the question Denver Public Works took on this year with The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that applies corporate partner funding to improve the recyclin[...]

The Recycling Partnership Details Results From 3 Pilot Cities

This article was originally published on Waste Dive on March 5, 2018 as a result of a Partnership press release that shared results from the nonprofit’s work in Atlanta, Chicago and Denver in 2017. Read the original story here. Dive Brief: The Recycling Partnership shared new results from 201[...]

Tackling Contamination – Say What You Want

By Elizabeth Schussler, Sr Dir Social Change, Behavior and Impact Trying to fight contamination in your local recycling program? Ask specifically for what you want (or don’t want). Our research shows that much of contamination can be solved by telling residents exactly how to recycle properly. (Wa[...]

All In On Recycling, Iowa City Celebrates Early Grant Success

Iowa City is on a roll. Thanks in part to a $106,000 grant from The Recycling Partnership, the community rolled out new, larger recycling carts to residents in December 2018. But the story only begins there. Iowa City has seen promising increases in recycling so far, with recycling tonnage increasin[...]

Harrison: “Keep Investing in Recycling”

For the environment, jobs and new products from old materials, keep investing in recycling This op-ed by Partnership CEO Keefe Harrison was officially featured in MinnPost’s Community Voices section. To read the original post, click here. In today’s fractured political climate there are few[...]

Make 2021 the Year You Resolve to Recycle More, Better

2020 may have become the year many Americans “resolved” to stayed home, but it taught us the value of recycling as a valuable and essential public service and allowed us to confront the daily reality of how valuable recycling is to critical supply chains providing cardboard for online order ship[...]

“Rolling into Success” in Waste Today

This article was originally published in the March 2017 edition of Waste Today. In the world of cart-based recycling, collective planning, partnership and real-time feedback keep things on the right path. By Jason Hale and Cody Marshall Aug. 16, 2016, 10:05 a.m. Central Daylight Time: “We have a p[...]