Recycling Resources

Recycling for Home

Recycling for Home

Posters, Guides & Other Tools

Poster: What's Recyclable at Home

Learn which materials go into your recycling container and which do not.

Poster: What's Recyclable at Home (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines to know which materials go into your recycling container.

Poster: Most Common Contaminants

Find out which items cause recycling contamination and what to do with them instead. 

5 Steps to Get Started Recycling

Follow these 5 easy steps to set up your recycling for success.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the recycling rules.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the right recycling rules.

The Three Rules of Recycling Graphic

Simplify your recycling process with 3 simple rules.

Recycling Myths

Become the expert and uncover the truth about common recycling myths.

Container Labels

Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to your curbside recycling bin to remind you what materials are acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Recycling Labels for Each Room

Label recycling containers in each room of your home with these customized labels for the kitchen, bathroom and office.

Simplified Recycling Label

This simplified label showcases the most common recyclable items.

Simplified Recycling Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Not Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is non-acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Organics Recycling Label

This simplified label shows materials that are typically acceptable for Organics recycling programs.

Multifamily Tools

Multifamily Toolkit

Get step by step directions along with the tools you need for establishing, evaluating and maintaining proper recycling guidelines in your community.

Recycling Setup Checklist

Evaluate your property's recycling program using a comprehensive checklist to measure service levels, containers and surrounding areas.

Staff Recycling Training Factsheet

Educate staff on the 3 rules of recycling and how to separate recyclables from non-recyclables. Part of the Multifamily Guide.

New Tenant Welcome Letter

Welcome new tenants and inform them of community recycling goals.

Welcome Door Hanger

Welcome new residents to the community and invite them to join your recycling program.

Reusable Bag Email

Inform residents that they will be provided a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Recycle Right Tote Bag

Welcome residents with a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Community Pride

Encourage residents to take pride in their community through proper recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Space Savers

Give residents space-efficient options for recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Announcement

Announce new recycling services and resources to residents.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Improvements

Inform residents of updates and improvements to existing recycling programs.

Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag

Buy this handy reusable bag to collect recyclables at home, in the kitchen, or office or wherever you recycle.

Recycling Resources for Kids

Recycled Art Activities

Introduce a fun exercise creating reusable art to emphasize waste reduction.

Elementary Curriculum Overview

Provide kids with interactive learning opportunities that focus on building proper recycling habits with the Recycle Right Elementary Curriculum based on STEM standards.

Curriculum Grades K-2

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades K-2.

Curriculum Grades 3-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 3-5.

Curriculum Grades 4-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 4-5.

Recycling for Business

Recycling for Business

Posters, Guides & Other Tools

Business Recycling Toolkit

All the resources you need to recycle right at work in one simple toolkit with labels, posters, and instructions for how to set up recycling at work.

Business Recycling Toolkit (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, please check your local program guidelines. Use this toolkit with all the resources needed to set up recycling in your workplace.

Poster: What to Recycle at Work

Learn which materials go into your recycling container and which do not.

Poster: What to Recycle at Work (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this poster in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Poster: Most Common Contaminants

Find out which items cause recycling contamination and what to do with them instead.

How to Set Up a Recycling System at Work

Follow this 6-step guide to set up a successful recycling system in your workplace. Part of the Business Recycling Toolkit.

Recycling Right for Business Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the recycling basics for common materials.

Recycling Right for Business Brochure (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, please check your local program guidelines. Learn more about the benefits of recycling right at your workplace.

Container Labels

Commercial Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to all recycling bins to remind employees what is acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Commercial Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Cardboard Only

For facilities that only accept cardboard. Affix this label to all recycling bins as a reminder for employees.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Mixed Fiber Only

For facilities that only accept mixed fiber, like cardboard and paper. Affix this label to all recycling containers as a reminder for employees.

Commercial Bin Contamination Sticker

Inform employees that a recycling container has been contaminated with non-acceptable items.

Simplified Recycling Label

This simplified label showcases the most common recyclable items.

Simplified Recycling Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Trash with Food Waste Accepted Label

Learn which materials, including food waste, belong in a trash bin.

Trash with Food Waste Not Accepted Label

Learn which materials, excluding food waste, belong in a trash bin.

Simplified Organics Recycling Label

This simplified label shows materials that are typically acceptable for Organics recycling programs.

Recycling Labels for Each Room

Make sure recycling containers throughout the workplace are properly labeled with these easy-to-follow labels for the bathroom, lunchroom and office.

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Tools

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Toolkit

Eliminating single-use plastic bags reduces contamination and saves money. Engage your team to learn how sustainable reusable bags can be.

Reusable Bag Care Poster

Place above recycling containers with reusable bags to remind folks food and liquid are not recyclable.

Employee Email

Inform employees why you’re using reusable recycling bags and eliminating single-use plastic bags.

Janitorial Staff Email

Engage your facility staff and reaffirm how important they are to make your company’s recycling program a success.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees to only recycle empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

Commercial Reusable Bag Sales Sheet

Order the Commercial Reusable Bag directly at wmgearstore.wm.com and eliminate single use plastic bags.

No Bagged Recyclables Tools

No Plastic Bags FAQs (Small Commercial)

Get answers to FAQ's and learn why plastic bags are detrimental to successful recycling programs. It's easier than you think to recycle without plastic bags.

Employee Email (No Plastic Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your employees can help.

Janitorial Team Memo (No Plastics Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your janitorial team can help.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees that plastic bags do not belong in the recycling.

No Bagged Recyclables Decal

Give employees a clear directive NOT to bag recyclables. 

No Bagged Recyclables Handout

Kick off your "No Plastic Bags" initiative with simple next steps.

No Bagged Recyclables Postcard

Kick off your "No Plastic Bags" initiative with simple next steps.

No Bagged Recyclables FAQs - Single Handout

Get answers to questions and learn how easy it is to recycle without using plastic bags.

Recycling for Property Management

Recycling for Property Management

Posters, Guides & Other Tools

Poster: What to Recycle

Learn which materials go into your recycling container and which do not.

Poster: What to Recycle (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines to know which materials go into your recycling container.

Poster: Most Common Contaminants

Find out which items cause recycling contamination and what to do with them instead. 

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the recycling rules.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the right recycling rules.

Recycling Myths

Become the expert and uncover the truth about common recycling myths.

Container Labels

Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to your curbside recycling bin to remind you what materials are acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to all recycling bins to remind employees what is acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Commercial Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Cardboard Only

For facilities that only accept cardboard. Affix this label to all recycling bins as a reminder for employees.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Mixed Fiber Only

For facilities that only accept mixed fiber, like cardboard and paper. Affix this label to all recycling containers as a reminder for employees.

Recycling Labels for Each Room

Label recycling containers in each room of your home with these customized labels for the kitchen, bathroom and office.

Simplified Recycling Label

This simplified label showcases the most common recyclable items.

Simplified Recycling Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Not Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is non-acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Organics Recycling Label

This simplified label shows materials that are typically acceptable for Organics recycling programs.

Multifamily Tools

Multifamily Toolkit

Get step by step directions along with the tools you need for establishing, evaluating and maintaining proper recycling guidelines in your community.

Recycling Setup Checklist

Evaluate your property's recycling program using a comprehensive checklist to measure service levels, containers and surrounding areas.

Staff Recycling Training Factsheet

Educate staff on the 3 rules of recycling and how to separate recyclables from non-recyclables. Part of the Multifamily Guide.

New Tenant Welcome Letter

Welcome new tenants and inform them of community recycling goals.

Welcome Door Hanger

Welcome new residents to the community and invite them to join your recycling program.

Reusable Bag Email

Inform residents that they will be provided a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Recycle Right Tote Bag

Welcome residents with a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Community Pride

Encourage residents to take pride in their community through proper recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Space Savers

Give residents space-efficient options for recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Announcement

Announce new recycling services and resources to residents.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Improvements

Inform residents of updates and improvements to existing recycling programs.

Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag

Buy this handy reusable bag to collect recyclables at home, in the kitchen, or office or wherever you recycle.

No Bagged Recyclables Tools

No Plastic Bags FAQs (Small Commercial)

Get answers to FAQ's and learn why plastic bags are detrimental to successful recycling programs. It's easier than you think to recycle without plastic bags.

Employee Email (No Plastic Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your employees can help.

Janitorial Team Memo (No Plastics Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your janitorial team can help.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees that plastic bags do not belong in the recycling.

No Bagged Recyclables Decal

Give employees a clear directive NOT to bag recyclables. 

No Bagged Recyclables Handout

Kick off your "No Plastic Bags" initiative with simple next steps.

No Bagged Recyclables Postcard

Kick off your "No Plastic Bags" initiative with simple next steps.

No Bagged Recyclables FAQs - Single Handout

Get answers to questions and learn how easy it is to recycle without using plastic bags.

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Tools

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Toolkit

Eliminating single-use plastic bags reduces contamination and saves money. Engage your team to learn how sustainable reusable bags can be.

Reusable Bag Care Poster

Place above recycling containers with reusable bags to remind folks food and liquid are not recyclable.

Employee Email

Inform employees why you’re using reusable recycling bags and eliminating single-use plastic bags.

Janitorial Staff Email

Engage your facility staff and reaffirm how important they are to make your company’s recycling program a success.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees to only recycle empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

Commercial Reusable Bag Sales Sheet

Order the Commercial Reusable Bag directly at wmgearstore.wm.com and eliminate single use plastic bags.

Recycling for Municipalities

Recycling for Municipalities

Posters, Guides & Other Tools

Poster: What to Recycle

Learn which materials go into your recycling container and which do not.

Poster: What to Recycle (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines to know which materials go into your recycling container.

Poster: Most Common Contaminants

Find out which items cause recycling contamination and what to do with them instead. 

5 Steps to Get Started Recycling

Follow these 5 easy steps to set up your recycling for success.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the recycling rules.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the right recycling rules.

The Three Rules of Recycling Graphic

Simplify your recycling process with 3 simple rules.

Recycling Myths

Become the expert and uncover the truth about common recycling myths.

Recycling Education Green Welcome Cart Hanger

Ensure all new recyclers get the proper recycling information by including an educational cart hanger on all delivered recycling carts.

Recycling Education Blue Welcome Cart Hanger

Ensure all new recyclers get the proper recycling information by including an educational cart hanger on all delivered recycling carts.

Container Labels

Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to your curbside recycling bin to remind you what materials are acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to all recycling bins to remind employees what is acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Commercial Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Cardboard Only

For facilities that only accept cardboard. Affix this label to all recycling bins as a reminder for employees.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Mixed Fiber Only

For facilities that only accept mixed fiber, like cardboard and paper. Affix this label to all recycling containers as a reminder for employees.

Recycling Labels for Each Room

Label recycling containers in each room of your home with these customized labels for the kitchen, bathroom and office.

Simplified Recycling Label

This simplified label showcases the most common recyclable items.

Simplified Recycling Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Not Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is non-acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Organics Recycling Label

This simplified label shows materials that are typically acceptable for Organics recycling programs.

Multifamily Tools

Multifamily Toolkit

Get step by step directions along with the tools you need for establishing, evaluating and maintaining proper recycling guidelines in your community.

Recycling Setup Checklist

Evaluate your property's recycling program using a comprehensive checklist to measure service levels, containers and surrounding areas.

Staff Recycling Training Factsheet

Educate staff on the 3 rules of recycling and how to separate recyclables from non-recyclables. Part of the Multifamily Guide.

New Tenant Welcome Letter

Welcome new tenants and inform them of community recycling goals.

Welcome Door Hanger

Welcome new residents to the community and invite them to join your recycling program.

Reusable Bag Email

Inform residents that they will be provided a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Recycle Right Tote Bag

Welcome residents with a Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Community Pride

Encourage residents to take pride in their community through proper recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Space Savers

Give residents space-efficient options for recycling.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Announcement

Announce new recycling services and resources to residents.

Apartments & Condos Newsletter: Program Improvements

Inform residents of updates and improvements to existing recycling programs.

Recycle Right Reusable Tote Bag

Buy this handy reusable bag to collect recyclables at home, in the kitchen, or office or wherever you recycle.

Recycling Bulletins

Community Recycling Bulletin 8 | Q3 2019

Help your home or business go bagless.

Community Recycling Bulletin 7 | Q2 2019

Education and outreach are reducing recycling contamination.

Community Recycling Bulletin 6 | Q1 2019

Updates from the WM Sustainability Forum.

Feedback Tools

Recycling Feedback Tag - Contamination

Education and enforcement go hand-in-hand for proper recycling. Let residents know when there are contaminants in their recycling.

Recycling Feedback Tag - Good Job

Positive direct feedback is important. Let residents know when they are doing a good job of recycling right.

Commercial Bin Contamination Sticker

Leave this sticker on contaminated commercial bins. Be sure to mark which items were observed as contamination.

Recycling Contamination Postcard

Follow up with a resident who received a negative feedback tag due to contamination.

Recycling Contamination Newsletter

Inform residents of the feedback tag process indicating there were non-acceptable items in their recycling.

Recycling Feedback Tag Email

Follow-up email to inform customer they may have received a Recycling Feedback Tag.

No Bagged Recyclables Tools

No Plastic Bags FAQs (Small Commercial)

Get answers to FAQ's and learn why plastic bags are detrimental to successful recycling programs. It's easier than you think to recycle without plastic bags.

Employee Email (No Plastic Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your employees can help.

Janitorial Team Memo (No Plastics Bags)

Explain why proper recycling matters and how your janitorial team can help.

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Tools

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Toolkit

Eliminating single-use plastic bags reduces contamination and saves money. Engage your team to learn how sustainable reusable bags can be.

Reusable Bag Care Poster

Place above recycling containers with reusable bags to remind folks food and liquid are not recyclable.

Employee Email

Inform employees why you’re using reusable recycling bags and eliminating single-use plastic bags.

Janitorial Staff Email

Engage your facility staff and reaffirm how important they are to make your company’s recycling program a success.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees to only recycle empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

Commercial Reusable Bag Sales Sheet

Order the Commercial Reusable Bag directly at wmgearstore.wm.com and eliminate single use plastic bags.

Recycling Resources for Kids

Recycled Art Activities

Introduce a fun exercise creating reusable art to emphasize waste reduction.

Elementary Curriculum Overview

Provide kids with interactive learning opportunities that focus on building proper recycling habits with the Recycle Right Elementary Curriculum based on STEM standards.

Curriculum Grades K-2

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades K-2.

Curriculum Grades 3-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 3-5.

Curriculum Grades 4-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 4-5.

Recycling for Schools

Recycling for Schools

Posters, Guides & Other Tools

Poster: What’s Recyclable at School

Learn which materials go into your recycling container and which do not. 

Poster: What's Recyclable at School (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines to know which materials go into your recycling container.

Poster: Most Common Contaminants

Find out which items cause recycling contamination and what to do with them instead. 

5 Steps to Get Started Recycling

Follow these 5 easy steps to set up your recycling for success.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the recycling rules.

What it Means to Recycle Right Brochure (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Learn more about the benefits of recycling and find the right recycling rules.

Recycling Myths

Become the expert and uncover the truth about common recycling myths.

Container Labels

Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to your curbside recycling bin to remind you what materials are acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label

Affix this label to all recycling bins to remind employees what is acceptable and non-acceptable for recycling.

Commercial Recycling Container Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Mixed Fiber Only

For facilities that only accept mixed fiber, like cardboard and paper. Affix this label to all recycling containers as a reminder for employees.

Commercial Recycling Container Label - Cardboard Only

For facilities that only accept cardboard. Affix this label to all recycling bins as a reminder for employees.

Simplified Recycling Label

This simplified label showcases the most common recyclable items.

Simplified Recycling Label (Glass Not Accepted)

Glass recycling rules vary, so please check your local program guidelines. Use this label in areas where glass is not accepted in your program.

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Trash with Food Waste Not Accepted Label

This simplified label shows what materials belong in the trash (for areas where food waste is non-acceptable in the trash).

Simplified Organics Recycling Label

This simplified label shows materials that are typically acceptable for Organics recycling programs.

Recycling Labels for Each Room

Label recycling containers in multiple rooms in your school buildings with these customized labels for the kitchen, bathroom and office.

Recycling Resources for Kids

Recycled Art Activities

Introduce a fun exercise creating reusable art to emphasize waste reduction.

Elementary Curriculum Overview

Provide kids with interactive learning opportunities that focus on building proper recycling habits with the Recycle Right Elementary Curriculum based on STEM standards.

Curriculum Grades K-2

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades K-2.

Curriculum Grades 3-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 3-5.

Curriculum Grades 4-5

Find engaging and fun lessons, activities and handouts tailored for children in grades 4-5.

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Tools

Commercial Reusable Recycling Bag Toolkit

Eliminating single-use plastic bags reduces contamination and saves money. Engage your team to learn how sustainable reusable bags can be.

Reusable Bag Care Poster

Place above recycling containers with reusable bags to remind folks food and liquid are not recyclable.

Employee Email

Inform employees why you’re using reusable recycling bags and eliminating single-use plastic bags.

Janitorial Staff Email

Engage your facility staff and reaffirm how important they are to make your company’s recycling program a success.

Janitorial Recycling Tag

Janitorial staff can use this tag to alert employees to only recycle empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

Commercial Reusable Bag Sales Sheet

Order the Commercial Reusable Bag directly at wmgearstore.wm.com and eliminate single use plastic bags.