While many of us have set up great recycling stations in our homes, summer travels and events may have us wondering how to keep our recycling out of the trash bins elsewhere.
If you are hosting an event like a summer barbeque, block party, even a wedding, there are many options for bringing recycling to your event. A small event can be served by simple brown grocery bags or recycling bins placed near the trash cans. When hosting a larger event, consider borrowing or renting recycling bins (contact your county or city recycling coordinator for options in your area).
Another big challenge for summer recycling is what to do while you’re actually on the road. Some parks, rest stops, or other public places have recycling receptacles, but unless you already know they will be there, consider packing an extra bag for your empty soda cans and water bottles, then hang onto it until you get to recycling bins.
Recycling while away from home can become tricky, but a little planning can go a long way towards recycling materials instead of trashing them.