2021 Rethink Recycling Days

RethinkWaste is hosting its fourth annual Rethink Recycling Day (RRD) virtually with multiple events to celebrate waste reduction. RRD originated from America Recycles Day, which is traditionally celebrated the second week of November. As the name indicates, America Recycles Day is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Our RethinkWaste team decided to create our own spin on the celebrated day to highlight other waste reduction, since recycling is only part of the solution!

We hope you come learn with us, chat, and share ideas at our upcoming Rethink Recycling Days! Check out the full schedule below, where you will find the registration links to each event. Registration is required. If you attend any of the events, you will be entered into a raffle to win an eco-friendly prize. For any questions, email info@rethinkwaste.org.


All events are available at no cost. Registration is required to attend and spots are limited.

Kids Crafting Workshop

Thursday, October 28 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Halloween-themed workshop for young Waste Champions that will include spooky sorting stories, dance parties, and repurposing household items and waste products! A short list of necessary items will be provided upon signup. This workshop is ideal for elementary-aged kids (with accompanying adults), grades K through 5.

Students will need an old t-shirt, toilet paper rolls, construction paper, markers, glue or tape, scissors and other art supplies.

Register for this event: https://bit.ly/2021rrdcrafts

Virtual Tours at Shoreway

Monday, November 1 | 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Join us on a virtual tour of our Shoreway facility — no shoes, vests, or masks required! Learn about what happens to our compost, recycling, and garbage after it gets picked up from our homes and businesses. RethinkWaste staff will also provide an overview of how to sort your materials properly, discuss reuse and reduction tips, and answer questions about hard-to-recycle items.

Register for this event: https://bit.ly/2021rrdtours

Kombucha-Making Workshop

Thursday, November 4 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A hands-on learning workshop all about kombucha taught by the amazing guest teacher, Lila Volkas, from Kombucha to the People! In this workshop, we will learn about fermentation and flavoring, with the necessary materials to get started on your kombucha journey.

Participants will receive one home brewing kit (limit one per household) free of charge. Kits must be picked up prior to the event from the San Carlos Library (610 Elm St.) during designated hours. Additional pick-up details will be provided in event registration confirmation.

Register for this event: https://bit.ly/2021rrdkombucha