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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will setup a home recycling system.  (Note that this BB is part of an 2-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Alice List. You must complete two Badge Bits in the Alice List.)



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  - Recycling Basics for the Home
  - Sorting Garbage, Recycling, and Organics
  - How to Setup a Recycling System
  - Portland, Oregon - Garbage, Recycling, and Waste









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - set up a recycling system
      - discover your local sorting requirement
      - research pick-up schedule if applicable
      - create a multi-bin system and label the bins

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of your multi-bin system being created
   - a picture of your multi-bin system with labels
          * the labels must say what the destination is and what they require (clean, labels okay, etc.)
   - a statement of your pickup schedule, or information on where you plan to take your recyclables
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The recycling system is already in place here for years. So I made photos to show everything


Three large containers with different coloured lids. Provided by town council. From left to right: Green lid for compostable 'green waste', I don't use this one because i have a compost heap and a brush pile. Grey or orange lid for recyclables, like plastic and metal packaging. Blue lid for recyclable (clean) paper and cardboard.


On my self-made calender you can see in colours when is the day for a certain container. Like blue for paper and orange for plastic and metal recyclables. It's also on the town's website and in an app.


A basket in which I collect paper and cardboard for some time.


My tiny waste-bin for all that isn't compostable or recyclable


Underground container which opens with a card to put the non-compostable, non-recyclable waste in (with my tiny bag of waste)
 
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Hi. Is there something more I have to do to get this BB? Or can't I get it anyway, because this was already started years ago?
 
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Probably you don't see the photos.
I'll make a new post here.


The three different containers for compostables, for paper / cardboard and for plastic, cans and other packages


My calender with the different colours for the dates of different trash collecting


Basket for paper, which I'll empty later in the container. Or sometimes I 'repurpose' the paper


Tiny trash bin for the non-precyclables
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I think you need labels on your containers per this requirement:
- a picture of your multi-bin system with labels

 
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Mike, do those labels need to be ON the containers? Or would it be OK if I have a paper which says "... what the destination is and what they require (clean, labels okay, etc.)"?
Because if those labels are on the containers and it rains, they will soon not be readable anymore. It often rains here.
 
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Approved BB submission
Or would this count as 'labeling'? I painted it with acrylic paint, which don't wash off so quickly.

Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

(Sorry, didn't see your last reply but labels on the cans is what the requirements seem to want)

 
It's in the permaculture playing cards. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/cards
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