Do you know how many residents and business establishments are located in one community? You can find here houses, small restaurants, schools, churches, parks, offices and various shops. A big community with all sorts of building types is usually populated.
If you are staying in such big communities, how can you describe the environment? Can you see trash cans around? Is it bulging with garbage? If not, then this community knows how to manage their waste. But, if you can find these trash cans always full and not even enough for everybody, then waste disposal in this community is uncontrollable.
How would you feel living in such communities? Don’t you know that waste disposal can be a community problem, if you are not going to learn how to recycle your waste? It could have been better if every resident and establishment in the community will cooperate in waste reduction programs. Community leaders must do something to encourage everybody on recycling their waste. In such way, the rate of waste generation in your community will drop down.
What leaders may do
As community leaders, who are concerned about waste management and reduction of waste in the community, you have to make a contest. Let’s say that you are going to ask for a diorama of the community. One way of encouraging everybody to join is to give a consolation for the chosen work.
Give rules to every participant, who is coming from various establishments and residents. Tell them that the only material that they are going to use recycled wastes. Give them time to collect and gather the materials that they need.
Aside from that, you may also ask them to make a scrapbook about their group during the working process. This will also be a part of the exhibit. Let them know that all work done will be presented to the whole community. It will not only be the judges, who can see their work, but everybody.
During the event or awarding day, the community leaders will not just present the prize to the winners. A part of the celebration is to invite a speaker, who will discuss the importance of waste management. Topics to be discussed also includes waste disposal, composting, reusing and recycling waste. The community leaders must take this opportunity to widen everybody’s knowledge about managing their waste. Residents and establishments might know about waste management, but what if their knowledge is not enough? So, it would be best for community leaders to impart what they can share to reduce waste disposal problems.