Recycling Bins and Mail Boxes: The Proper Package


Project Name

Recycling Bins and Mail Boxes: The Proper Package

Team Members


School Name

Bishop James Mahoney High School

Project Description

Imagine a recycling bin, attached to and the same size as a mailbox. Its purpose will be to serve as a container for all the unwanted flyers as well as cardboard, plastic, and paper material. With this innovation, there will be less of temptation to litter, as there is a recycling bin right next to you. In terms of maintenance for this added feature, mail carriers will now have a key to open and close the recycling bin for emptying.

What Makes Your Project Remarkable?

According to a statistic done by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2018 alone paper and cardboard materials made up most of the components of municipal solid waste. Apart from this, most of these materials are not properly disposed of. The goal of this project is to reduce the presence of paper and cardboard materials in municipal solid waste by providing individuals with the proper way to dispose of them.