12 Recycling Tips for Summer Parties


Summer is officially here and recycling isn’t at the top of everyone’s mind when it comes to planning summertime barbecues.

Here are some tips about what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint at your next party or event.

12 Recycling Tips for Summer Parties:

  1. Planning is key. Plan for the number of people you want to invite and make informed food estimates. You’ll have less to throw away when it’s over.
  2. Use real dishes, silverware, and serving spoons.
  3. Stay away from Styrofoam. It’s not recyclable & it’s not good for the environment.
  4. Serve beverages from a large dispenser, not using single-serve options.
  5. Use cloth table cloths and napkins.
  6. Have clearly marked recycling containers for your guests to use.
  7. No plastic drinking straws.
  8. Say no to party favors. They usually end up in the trash.
  9. Provide reusable cups or ask your guests to bring their own.
  10. Adopt a “pack-in and pack-out” philosophy. In other words, have guests bring their own dishes, cutlery, and glassware.
  11. Send out invites that have a dual purpose. For example, the invites could serve as a bookmark, picture frame, or as a piece of artwork.
  12. Don’t take the easy route. Take the environmentally-conscious route.

A little effort goes a long way toward reducing the amount of trash we produce.

Learn more about how to recycle in Logan County here: https://www.logancountyrecycles.com/