3 ways to get your kids involved in recycling

17 July 2017

If you’re the only member of your household making the effort to recycle, it can be hard to keep manage your waste, however, by making recycling fun you could have your kids on board in no time!

With the summer holidays upon us, your little ones are likely to be running around the house all day so why not try our top 3 methods to help get your kids motivated to recycle?

1)     Competition
There’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to aid motivation! If you’re keen to get your kids on board with the recycling in your household, why not run a competition between your children of who can collect the most recyclable items in their own recycling bin over a set period? Not only will this help to ensure that all of the recyclable waste in your home is going in the correct bin, but it will also help to teach your children which materials are recyclable and which belong in the general waste bin.

2)     Education
If your child understands the importance of recycling, they’ll be more likely to get involved! Teach your kids about the different materials that can be recycled and the types of items the recycled materials can be made into – they’ll be interested in no time!

3)     Lead by example
We all know how influenced children are by their parents and as with all things, whether or not your kids recycle has a lot to do with your own habits. Make sure you are recycling all glass, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard items in your household and watch as your children follow suit!

We are an experienced team of recycling specialists based in Dorset and Oxfordshire, with expertise in all areas of recycling and waste disposal ranging from cardboard recycling and End of Life Vehicle Collection, to trade waste disposal and metal recycling. For more information about our recycling services, or for further advice on how you can make a difference at home, contact our team on 01202 675564 today.

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