Helping Others By Re-Using Recycling Bins

Is your business or sanitation department looking to do some good this holiday season?Consider donating old, unwanted, recycling bins that are still functional. In certain areas, community food banks can use those sturdy plastic bins to deliver emergency food, provide a dry place to store food, and even use for food pantry sponsored community gardens.

Whether you’re undertaking a large, community wide upgrade of all recycling bins, or just looking to clean out a storage area that has been used for collecting older ones, the gift of any number of bins could be a helpful addition to a non-profit food pantry which often relies on donations and grants in order to serve the underprivileged, poor, and elderly members of the community.

As the calendar year winds down, and the holiday season approaches, many of us take the time to gather donations and make gifts to the charities of our choice. This year, spend some time looking through your business or office space. What kinds of materials have you been storing but rarely use? Old computers, tools, unwanted construction materials, storage bins, furniture… Not only would many of those items be appreciated by a community service group, but you will also save on disposal fees.

WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Remember the old saying, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”? Your unwanted office materials may be wanted by local non-profits. Take some time this holiday and see if you can find a good home for items that are filling up your storage areas!