SWA 10-Part Recycle Right Challenge!

Do you Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink! your waste?

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Every weekday for 2 weeks, we will post a new Challenge. Take pictures as you complete the Challenges and post them in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form.

We’ll keep track of who completes the daily SWA 10-Part Recycle Right Challenges. Those who correctly complete every SWA 10-Part Recycle Right Challenge by Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, will receive SWA swag – could be any or all of an Earth Day poster, metal reusable straw, reusable cutlery, recycling magnet, and mood pencil, depending on the number of successful entries.

Thanks for meeting the Challenge of protecting our environment!

In case you miss the posts on Facebook, check back here daily to catch up!

Challenge 1 (Monday, April 6, 2020): In Palm Beach County, we have a dual stream recycling program. This means we separate recyclable items into blue and yellow recycling bins. Take a picture of an item you would place in the blue recycle bin and post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight. Challenge 2 (Tuesday, April 7, 2020): In Palm Beach County, we have a dual stream recycling program. This means we separate recyclable items into blue and yellow recycling bins. Take a picture of an item you would place in the yellow recycle bin and post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight. Challenge 3 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020): Find a plastic bottle and a plastic bag. Look for the number on the items. Take a picture of both and comment which one do you think is recycled in your blue recycle bin and which one could you bring back to the grocery store to be recycled? Post them in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight. Challenge 4 (Thursday, April 9, 2020): Find an item we DO NOT want in the blue or yellow recycle bin because it could cause a problem at our Recovered Materials Processing Facility. Take a picture, post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form, and tell us why. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight.

Challenge 5 (Friday, April 10, 2020):Today brings us to the end of the 1st week of this Recycle Right Challenge! There's still plenty of time to complete the tasks from this week. Here's Challenge 5: Get creative! Think about an item you can reuse instead of throwing out. Take a picture, post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form, and tell us how you are reusing this item. Challenge 6 (Monday, April 13, 2020): Not all cardboard is the same when it comes to recycling. Can you take a picture to show an example of a cardboard item that cannot be recycled in your yellow bin? Post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight. Challenge 7 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020): Share your recycling knowledge with someone else and take a selfie/screenshot. Post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. Challenge 8 (Wednesday, April 15, 2020): Lots of items can be repurposed into new things. For example, you can use an old egg carton for paints during an art activity. ReThink and share a picture of something you repurposed. Post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form.

Challenge 9 (Thursday, April 16, 2020): Take a picture of something from the bathroom that is recyclable. Post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. If you need help, visit www.SWA.org/RecycleRight Challenge 10 (Friday, April 17, 2020): Take a picture to show off where you store or dispose of all your recyclable items -  your recycle bins, recycle dumpsters, etc. Now plan on filling them up after learning how to #RecycleRight throughout the SWA 10-part Recycle Right Challenge! Post it in the comment section on Facebook below that day’s Challenge or use our online submission form. Thanks for participating and don’t forget to check out the previous challenges if you missed one! You still have time to go back and complete all the Challenges to win some amazing prizes!