Utah's Standardized Curbside Recycling Program

 

Posts for Social Media

Facebook Post #1:

_______ is proud to offer recycling to our residents. Recycling is certainly the right thing to do environmentally and even economically.  ___________ city is participating in the “Top 10 in the Bin” program across the State of Utah.  Our hope is to educate residents on the acceptable materials in our curbside recycling program.  By streamlining “acceptable” materials, and keeping “unacceptable” materials out of the waste stream, we all save money and actually lower the costs associated with our recycling program.  Items that are not acceptable in the curbside recycling must be handled, processed, hauled, and disposed of (most often) in the landfill.  By keeping our recycleable materials clean, we save money!

Facebook Post #2:

Did you know your neighbors in __________ City recycle _________ %.

Did you know your neighbors in __________ City contaminate anywhere from ________ to ___________ % of what is recycled?

Did you also know: there are many items which are recycleable that are not included in the “Top 10 in the Bin” program.  These items can still be recycled.  For a list of where these materials can be recycle and how, please follow the link: “Not in the Bin” located on the “Top 10 in the Bin” program flyer.

Facebook Post #3:

Taking some time to understand what goes in and what stays out, helps us all!  Remember, when in doubt, throw it out!  If you have items that you aren’t sure should go in the recycling bin, keep it out!  Putting materials in that contaminate the recycling cost all _________ residents money.  Join your neighbors and make a difference in our community! Recycle!

 

Twitter and Instagram Copy

Post #1:

Mayor _______ and/or City Council Member(s) know what goes in the recycling bin!  Learn about the “Top 10 in the Bin!”

Post #2:

____________ is keeping her plastic grocery bags our of the recycle bin.  Instead, ____________ takes them to ______________ (the local grocery store).

Post #3:

After reading the _____________ paper,  ______________ makes sure it gets recycled in their recycling bin.  Newspaper constitutes the largest amount of material in ____________ City’s recycling program.  “Top 10 in the Bin”

Post #4:

Oil, food waste, even aerosol cans, can be recycled just not in the Top 10 in the Bin recycling program.  Follow the link to learn how to recycle these items. 

 

Information for Community Newsletters

_______ is proud to offer recycling to our residents. Recycling is certainly the right thing to do environmentally and even economically. 

  ___________ city is participating in the “Top 10 in the Bin” program across the State of Utah.  Our hope is to educate residents on the acceptable materials in our curbside recycling program.  By streamlining “acceptable” materials, and keeping “unacceptable” materials out of the waste stream, we all save money and actually lower the costs associated with our recycling program.  Items that are not acceptable in the curbside recycling must be handled, processed, hauled, and disposed of (most often) in the landfill.  By keeping our recycleable materials clean, we save money!

Did you know your neighbors in __________ City recycle _________ %.

 

Did you know your neighbors in __________ City contaminate anywhere from ________ to ___________ % of what is recycled?

 

Additional Website/ Newsletter Copy

Did you know: there are many items which are recycleable that are not included in the “Top 10 in the Bin” program.  These items can still be recycled.  For a list of where these materials can be recycle and how, please follow the link: “Not in the Bin” located on the “Top 10 in the Bin” program flyer.

Taking some time to understand what goes in and what stays out, helps us all!  Remember, when in doubt, throw it out!  If you have items that you aren’t sure should go in the recycling bin, keep it out!  Putting materials in that contaminate the recycling cost all _________ residents money.  Join your neighbors and make a difference in our community! Recycle!

 

Social Media Call to Action Statements 

1—What can you recycle? Check out this new flyer for details with our easy to understand Top 10 in the Bin! 

2—Did you know there is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can could be recycled? And recycling one aluminum will save enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours! See what else can be recycled in the Top 10 in the Bin! 

3—Did you know if every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year? See what else can be recycled in the Top 10 in the Bin! 

4—A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers -- make sure they're recycled! See what else can be recycled in the Top 10 in the Bin! 

5—Here’s a recycling fact for you: Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees. Wow! Learn more about recycling with the Top 10 in the Bin. 

6—Did you know that manufacturing with recycled materials, with very few exceptions, saves energy and water and produces less air and water pollution than manufacturing with raw materials? Recycling makes sense. See what can be recycled in the Top 10 in the Bin! 

7--Recycling fact: it takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Recycle your aluminum and learn what else can go in the Top 10 in the Bin! 

8--Recycled paper supplies more than 37% of the raw materials used to make new paper products in the U.S. Without recycling, this material would come from trees. Every ton of newsprint or mixed paper recycled is the equivalent of 12 trees. Every ton of office paper recycled is the equivalent of 24 trees. Recycling prevents habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion associated with logging and mining. Do your part to protect the earth’s resources! See what else can be recycled with the Top 10 in the Bin! 

9--Because plastic water bottles are shielded from sunlight in landfills, they will not decompose for thousands of years. Did you know that 66% of energy is saved when producing new plastic products from recycled materials instead of raw materials? See what else can be recycled with our Top 10 in the Bin! 

10—Did you know that recycling cardboard takes 24% less energy and produces 50% less sulfur dioxide than making cardboard from raw materials? Please recycle your cardboard and other items found in the Top 10 in the Bin!

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