Although the concept of recycling might seem simple, with kids in elementary school classrooms being taught the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling, the execution of the concept can be a little bit more confusing.
As people move from city to city, they need to learn about their community’s recycling program, explains Steve Gardner, vice president of communications for The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va. Consumers often ask, “What day is my trash picked up? Which day is my recycling picked up? Which bins do I need to use? Do I sort my pieces, or do I put it all into one bin?” he says.