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Waste Sort Challenge

Waste Sort Challenge

Release Date: 2023-05-01

What is a Waste Sort and Why is it Important?
Conducting a waste sort helps to ensure we are recycling right and recovering as much recyclable material as possible. A waste sort involves selecting samples of your trash and 
sorting out the recyclable materials from the non-recyclable materials, and categorizing recyclable materials by type. This helps us understand what is actually being recycled, and how much is being lost. 

Are you ready to conduct a waste sort at home? Find detailed waste sort instructions below: 
Waste Sort Instructions for Families 
Waste Sort Instructions 

#LBWasteSort Challenge: 

From Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 31, conduct a waste sort at home and share a photo to get a chance to receive a free set of reusables (a metal straw, utensils kit, a Swedish dishcloth, and a recycled cotton tote bag).  

How to submit your waste sort photo: 

  • Email lbrecycles@longbeach.gov OR
  • Share on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and tag @LBRecycles and #LBWasteSort in your post  
    •  NOTE: If using social media, please make sure your social media account is public in order for your tag and/or message to be seen. 

Up to ten (10) winners will be picked on Thursday, June 1st and contacted via social media or email.

Questions? Email lbrecycles@longbeach.gov.