Kid-Created In-Home Recycling Program

Kid-Created In-Home Recycling Program

Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 26, 2010

7 year old Andrew Johnson in Topeka, Kansas wanted to get his family recycling, so with the help from his Mom and younger brother, he set to work. Handmade signs were drawn to differentiate between bins and in the end, the whole family has hopped on board with great enthusiasm.

Although many cities across the country have quite active and easy to use home recycling programs (usually supported by your city trash company), others don't. It's easy to participate when things come to your front door and nothing has to be separated, but it requires more of a commitment when recycling gets saved and delivered to drop off locations. Andrew was up for the challenge!

With help from his Mom, Tabby and Dad Ryan, trash cans were purchased and Andrew drew up 4 signs to attach to each: aluminum, paper, plastic and other general trash. He's inspired the whole family and even younger brother Travis who's only 4. Things have been going swimmingly ever since and we wanted to commend him for the big change he's made in his home.

Great job Andrew!

Have your kids caught the recycling bug? Do they help fuel your fire for doing your part? Let us know below!

(Image: Tabby Johnson)

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