To heighten awareness for recycling in the Irvine community, the City of Irvine, in partnership with Waste Management of Orange County, implemented the Irvine Recycling Champion Recognition Program for Irvine residents in fall 2011. The purpose of the program is to not only recognize and reward residents, who exceed expectations when it comes to recycling, but also encourage and motivate all residents to recycle.
How the program works: On a quarterly basis, Waste Management drivers will monitor the recycling efforts of residents with curbside collection service to determine who consistently fills their recycling cart or who has more than one recycling cart and fills up the carts each week for collection. Based on the drivers’ feedback, Waste Management will select a resident to receive the Irvine Recycling Champion award and present the resident with a gift.
The City of Irvine will annually recognize the four residents selected to receive the Irvine Recycling Champion award at a City Council presentation in November in honor of America Recycles Day (November 15) and will be featured on the City’s Environmental Programs website.