What do the Municipality Stages mean?

Convenient access to simple, easy-to-understand information is a barrier that is killing recycling. Recycle Coach simplifies recycling and makes it easier for residents to find local recycling requirements. From Stage 1, where citizens initiate a grass roots effort to bring on-demand recycling information to their community; to Stage 4, it is a relentless quest to remove the obstacles that affect recycling performance.

Launch

Start a movement to make recycling better in your hometown and be a green pioneer!

Communities establish their presence in Stage 1. It takes just 20 residents of a municipality to download the Recycle Coach app to progress to Stage 2, where recycling pick-up reminders and sorting information become available to everyone. These 20 members are rewarded with the Founders Badge to recognize their pioneering efforts.

  • Calendars & Reminders
  • What Goes Where?
  • Education
    Elementary

PROMOTE

Grow your community to help make proper recycling simpler, faster, and more popular.

In Stage 2 the dream of easier access to simple, easy-to-understand recycling information begins to come alive. Residents get recycling pick-up reminders and a look-up tool that helps them learn local recycling rules and requirements.

In Stage 2 the objective is to achieve critical mass, so your local government takes notice of the wonderful thing their residents are doing and decides to get involved to provide information about all their waste and recycling programs. Local businesses and other organizations can play an important role by encouraging employees and co-workers to download the Recycle Coach app. Once you reach your membership target, we begin contacting local officials to let them know what you have accomplished.

  • Calendars & Reminders
    Recycling Only
  • What Goes Where?
    Recycling Only
  • Education
    Intermediate

IMPACT

Unleash the true potential of community recycling.

Stage 3 is exciting! Your local government has joined the movement residents have committed to. All residents now have access to all collection and event schedules plus the complete What Goes Were search tool, fully customized for the municipality. Reach new membership targets with help from Recycle Coach’s library of promotional materials. 

  • Calendars & Reminders
    All
  • What Goes Where?
    All
  • Education
    Senior

ELEVATE

Raise your recycling knowledge for a greener community!

Stage 4 is a major commitment to raising recycling awareness in the community, with modern learning activities and experiences, made possible by either your local government or a Community Enabler who is committed to your community and the environment.

  • Calendars & Reminders
    All
  • What Goes Where?
    All
  • Education
    Advanced

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Posters for your workplaces to download the app
  • Print calendar from the Recycle Coach app (for those in Stages 2-4)
  • Invite friends and family online – via email, instant messenger, and social media

Yes, municipalities can “bypass” stages and go directly from Stage 1 or 2 to 3 or 4. If a municipality signs up for the Recycle Coach network and our Pro package, which includes advanced recycling education, a municipality can go from Stage 1 to Stage 4.

A representative from the local government can request a demo to receive a quote. Companies that are strongly committed to recycling and equipping their community with recycling education can also request a demo for our Company programs.