HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

by , 11/20/11

Recycling, recycled materials, kids, green parenting, DIY, earth911,

Want to get your kids excited about diverting waste from the landfill? Get them involved in the process by creating a home recycling center! It’s a good idea to teach kids the importance of recycling at an early age, and one of the best ways to do that is to make a project out of it, making home recycling fun and engaging. First, you’ll want to explain to them what recycling is and how it works in your hometown. Then comes the fun part: setting up bins, attaching colorful labels, and sorting recyclables. Click through for Inhabitots’ step-by-step tutorial.


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  1. Humberto Arenas November 30, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Excellent idea ! Hope that the new generations will be more sensible to these ideas and not to just consume and throw away.
    I live in Chile and at home we have already started a “recycling center”, making up compost for our garden. I live near a City where people don’t even think about recycling and planning a campaign via TV to recycle and even bring money back to the Town Halls that could be used to improve quality of life.

  2. Green Joy November 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I did something like these with my nieces and nephews and they’ve kept up the habit even after they’ve grown up. We had something like these, and most of what I did were projects they used as toys. Now that they’ve grown quite a bit, they developed a habit of upcycling materials and making cool stuff. Thanks a lot for such a great article!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)

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