On the Go: What can I do?

Hold on to it
When you’re out and finish a drink, hold on to your bottle or can until you get home or find a recycling bin.

Find a Bin Nearby

  • Earth 911 - Earth911’s iPhone recycling application allows users to look up recycling areas and materials from their current location (or a specified one).

  • Twitter #binhere – By using the hashtag (#) in Twitter and then placing the phrase “binhere” after it, we can start making a list of recycling bins we find while out and about. To further note where the bin is, place a hashtag after “binhere” with the name of the city.
    For example - #binhere #raleigh RT @NCStateRecycles Carmichael Gym on #ncsu campus has recycling bins!
    To then search for a bin, follow the link above to the Twitter search function for that particular phrase.

  • Ask - Often the best way to find a bin is by asking around. There might be one hiding in a bathroom or behind a counter.

Talk to property manager
If it bothers you enough that your favorite restaurant or gym doesn’t have a recycling program, do something about it. Recycle More NC has a palm card for consumers to give to their favorite local business to help it start a recycling program. You can download that palm card here. If social media is more your style, place this badge onto your Facebook page and the company’s page, letting them know you want them to recycle.