As we approach 2014, let’s make it a New Year’s resolution to get everyone recycling as much as they can to help make it our greenest year ever!

Here are our top tips to help you recycle more in the New Year!

Keep It On Your Mind

If you have a recycling bin, then make sure it’s located somewhere you see it every day. That way, you’ll remind yourself to recycle more. The best place is to put it next to your general waste bin, so that you can easily sort out rubbish quickly!

Take Advantage of Council Services

Many councils offer kerbside recycling. If your council is one of them, take advantage! They’ll do all the messy work, all you have to do is take it down to the kerb! Simple! Contact your council to see if they offer this scheme.

Make Recycling Part of Your Routine

Add recycling to an already existing part of your daily routine. If you know there’s a bottle bank at your local supermarket, take your empty bottles with you when you go shopping. If you pass by a glass-recycling bin on the way to work, throw away some of those glass jars. Before you know it, it’ll be a key part of your routine!

Don’t Worry About the Labels on Glass Jars

Glass jars are often not recycled, which is a shame because broken glass is unpleasant and causes a lot of damage to the environment. All you have to do is give them a quick rinse when you wash the dishes, pop them in the recycling and then they’re all done.

The Bathroom Contains So Many Things That Can Be Recycled

Shampoo and shower gel bottles often get forgotten and thrown out with the rest of the rubbish, but they can be recycled! Next time you come to the end of the bottle, rinse it out whilst you’re in the shower and drop it into the recycling bin. It’s a great idea to have a recycling bin in the bathroom, because then you can put empty tubes from inside toilet rolls in it as well.

Encourage the Guys at Work

Have a lot of fun with this in the New Year! Your co-workers might not want to use recycling facilities, but you can make it fun for staff by turning it into a competition between teams!  Let staff know what happens to the paper and cans they recycle, and you can encourage recycling in the workplace!

Get the Kids Involved

Recycling can be fun and educational. Introduce recycling games, crafts and even day trips to your kids, so that they can see how important it is to the world they live in. Make it a family resolution to recycle more, and adopt a positive attitude to recycling that shows your children just how important it is!

These are just a few tips to help you start the year off right! Remember to keep checking back for more tips and recycling news throughout 2014! And don’t forget to call us if you have WEEE equipment that you want recycling.

Happy New Year from Recycling Technology!