In fall 2015, we began a partnership with Cottage Inn Pizza to educate the student community about recycling pizza boxes. This campaign was a great way to get the message about “recycling right” delivered into their hands.
Many communities, including Ann Arbor, hear this question often: “Can I recycle my pizza boxes?” The answer is that the Ann Arbor community does accept pizza boxes in the curbside recycling cart – as long as a few simple steps are followed to reduce possible contamination.
For summer 2016, we hope to educate the Ann Arbor residents who are enjoying summer gatherings with their favorite local pizza. Starting on July 1st, all four Ann Arbor Cottage Inn store locations will have a flyer (see image) affixed to pizza deliveries and available in-store. The initial run-time is expected to last throughout August.
Myranda Grim, Public Relations & Communications Manager of Cottage Inn, had this to say about the 2015 partnership: “Tree Town (Ann Arbor) means a lot to us and we are always looking for ways to better the community in any way that we can. Being that our product is served fresh daily in recyclable materials, it was a no-brainer to get involved in a program that would spread the knowledge of proper disposal. We are excited to pair up with Recycle Ann Arbor, and can’t wait to see the positive impact we can make on our environment!”
If you want to help spread the word about recycling pizza boxes right, download this flyer and share it widely within the Ann Arbor community. Questions about the campaign or have a similar idea? Email Christine@recycleannarbor.org to continue the discussion.