2023 – 2024 Recycling Billboard Contest

“Keep It Loose” Don’t Bag or Bundle Your Recycling!

 

Create a billboard ad to encourage residents to keep their recycling
loose in their recycling bins.

NEW!

Our 17th Annual Billboard Recycling Contest will have
FOUR Grand Prize Winners! 

One Grand Prize winner in each of the following categories will receive $500.
• Grades K-2
• Grades 3-5
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12

CLICK HERE for a complete list of rules.

The submission deadline for entries has passed.

 

Winners will be announced during Earth Week 2024.  Stay tuned!

2023 Grand Prize Winner
Caiden Davidson  – 3rd Grade – Meeting House Hill School

What can be recycled? 

What can I recycle?

Here is a link to “What’s In and What’s Out” for recycling.

ONLY put items in your recycling bin that are listed in the “IN” category.  Adding additional items that are not on the list will contaminate the mixed stream.  The contaminated items reduce the value of the recyclables or sometimes can make an entire load of recycling become trash.  We call this wishful recycling.  If you have questions about what is “IN” or why something is “OUT” please email info@hrra.org.

Have more recycling questions?

Check out our Recycling page for common recycling questions and use the RecycleCT widget.

Why do we have to keep our recycling loose?

Mixed recycling goes to a Material Recovery Facility like the one pictured here.

When recycling is bagged or bundled, the plastic bags and string get tangled in the system.

The machine is stopped EVEY 4 hours! Workers then cut the plastic bags out by hand. Bags sent to a MRF create a danger to workers and are disposed of as garbage.

Contest Information By Town

Bethel

Coordinator: Rebecca Lacey-Aubin
Email: laceyr@bethel.k12.ct.us 
Drop-Off Location: Return artwork to your school or drop-off at the BOE Office

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Bridgewater

Coordinator: Claire Cavale
Email: CavaleaC@region-12.org
Drop-Off Location: Burnham School or Bridgewater Town Hall

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Brookfield

Coordinator: Lisa Gramling
Email: gramlingl@brookfieldps.org
Drop-Off Location: Brookfield Municipal Center

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Danbury

Coordinator:  HRRA
Email: education@hrra.org
Drop-Off Location: HRRA 126 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: 203-775-4539

Kent

Coordinator: Ane Starr
Email: StarrA@kentcenter.com
Drop-Off Location: Kent Center School

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

New Fairfield

Coordinator:  HRRA
Email: education@hrra.org
Drop-Off Location: HRRA 126 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone: 203-775-4539

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

New Milford

Coordinator: Lori Cerra
Email: cerral@newmilfordps.org
Drop-Off Location: TBD

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Newtown

Coordinator: Arlene Miles
Email: Arlene.miles@newtown-ct.gov
Drop-Off Location: Town Hall – Selectman’s Office

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Redding

Coordinator: Paige Silva
Email: psilva@townofreddingct.org
Drop-Off Location: Redding Highway Department

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Ridgefield

Coordinator: Tiffany Carlson
Email: recyclingcoordinator@ridgefieldct.org
Drop-Off Location: Town Hall – Information Office

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA.  203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Roxbury

Coordinator: Jessyka Patterson
Email: jessykalox@hotmail.com
Drop-Off Location: Booth Free School and Shepaug

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Sherman

Coordinator: Ruth Byrnes
Email: rbyrnes@townofshermanct.org
Drop-Off Location: Sherman Town Hall

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Weston

Coordinator: Michael Aitkenhead
Email: sustainableweston@westonct.gov 
Drop-Off Location: Weston High School

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

Wilton

Coordinator: Tammy Thornton
Email: tammy@wiltongogreen.org
Drop-Off Location: Front Lobby of each Wilton School and Town Hall vestibule, back door

 

Return your artwork to the teacher or organization that gave you the contest template.  If you are entering the contest without a teacher or organization please submit your artwork to your town coordinator using the information above. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email the HRRA. 203.775.4539 or education@hrra.org

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