Thinking Beyond the Recycling Bin – A Study from Call2Recycle

In Call2Recycle’s recent research it was discovered that in many cases, take-back programs designed to collect multiple items need to be re-thought in order to be effective. The company’s findings indicated that many take-back programs underperform due to serious design flaws. Below you will find photos taken during the study that show the good, the bad and the ugly of collection kiosks.

To read the full press release about the study, click here. To learn more about these insights and how your organization can apply them to create a successful recycling program, contact Call2Recycle at 877.723.1297.

Collection kiosk should be visible,

self-explanatory and not interfere with operations

Instructions should be near the opening


Encourage and reward participation

in your recycling initiatives

If it looks like trash, people will

treat it like trash


Knees can't read –

Put instructions at eye level

If instructions can't be found or read,

expect to find extraneous items


Build the container to fit the item Photos are far better

than icons or cartoons


Use different bins for each item

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