Youths in the CVWMA service area who complete the steps below may earn the Recycling Steward patch!
The program is ideal for scouts, 4-H groups and environmental clubs.
The patch itself is 3 inches in diameter and features CVWMA mascot R3. It makes a great addition to jackets, backpacks and sashes.
Here’s how to earn it!
- Watch the CVWMA video, “What Happens to Your Recyclables?”
- On the submission form below, tell us:
- What happens once recyclable materials are picked up from the curb or drop-off sites?
- What happens to each material that is separated for recycling?
- What are some of the products made with recycled materials?
- Plan and do an activity that promotes the 3 Rs: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. See suggestions below.
- Once completed, fill out the form below to submit for your patch.
- Strive for zero-waste group meetings. Bring a zero-waste snack for meetings or pack a zero-waste lunch for school.
- Start, maintain or improve recycling at the location of your group meeting.
- Plan an educational community event that incorporates the 3 R’s.
- Develop a community-service project for reuse — perhaps a toy, clothing or book swap.
- Develop recycling public service announcements to educate your neighbors.
- Demonstrate, explain and record the three R’s in action.
- Evaluate your family’s recycling practices. Does your family recycle right? Develop and implement a plan to reduce your family’s household waste. Show how you can use alternatives to single-use items.
- Make a short educational video about CVWMA residential or drop-off recycling programs. Topics should include what you can and cannot recycle, recycling containers or drop-off locations, where recyclables go after they are picked up, what recyclables can be made into, and why it is important to recycle.