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Clearly labelling all waste containers and collection areas is key to increasing waste diversion while also reducing unnecessary contamination. Signage that references common materials generated on-site can boost employee confidence around recycling and serve as a great educational tool. Posting clear and easy-to-understand signage on recycling, organics, and trash containers is also important for public-facing areas. RecyclingWorks’ translation services cater to your preferred signage language, ensuring everyone has access to a well-functioning recycling process.

RecyclingWorks has developed free, ready-to-download PDF signage in both English and Spanish and is continuing to offer the same service for any other language (see examples below). For businesses receiving technical assistance, these signs can be further customized and translated into other languages upon request.


Below are a few examples of RecyclingWorks signage for recycling, food scraps, and trash:

To download our example signage in English and/or Spanish, please visit our Get Help page. RecyclingWorks’ Equipment for Collecting Trash, Recycling, and Food Waste page also provides best practices to ensure your collection containers are supporting your waste diversion programs. If your businesses or institution is interested in receiving free technical assistance or has a request to have signage translated, please contact RecyclingWorks at or call our hotline at (888) 254-5525.