Planning Resources

Establishing successful recycling programs in parks or other public space locations involves more than simply putting out recycling bins.  To avoid contamination or people tossing cans or bottles into the trash, the waste and recycling bin arrangement has to be designed to encourage people to correctly sort waste items. The following guide and resources explain the behavior dynamics and design factors that can influence recycling participation.

Best Practice Guide: Designing Successful Public Space Recycling Programs

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Keep America Beautiful Recycling Column in Parks and Recreation Magazine

Additional Planning Resources

  • America Recycles Day Public Space Recycling Resources : Keep America Beautiful has additional resources for setting up public space recycling programs, including case studies, tools and templates for recycling at fairs, additional guides and academic studies about recycling behavior.
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