Tips for a Sustainable 4th of July Celebration

Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter

Tips for a Sustainable 4th of July Celebration!

Ditch the Single Use Plastic!

  • Replace single use cutlery, cups and plates with reusable options
  • If you must use single use cups, encourage guests to write their name on their cup to keep better track of them, and ultimately reduce waste.
  • Skip the straw or provide reusable ones

Buy in Bulk!4th of July Party

  • Buy food and supplies in bulk to reduce packaging waste (Don’t forget those reusable shopping bags!)

Build Local Soils

Clean Up After Yourself

  • Summertime parties are plenty of fun, but be mindful of what you leave behind. Practice leave no trace. Litter harms the environment and surrounding plant and wildlife. Common litter left behind includes plastic bags, food wrappers, chip bags and drink containers.

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